(Raeford, NC) — A preschool in North Carolina is accused of telling a four-year-old student her homemade lunch is not healthy enough. The “Carolina Journal” is reporting it happened at WestHoke Elementary School in Raeford. The homemade lunch included a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice. However, the little girl ended up eating chicken nuggets from the school cafeteria. This, after a state inspector said the child’s packed lunch did not meet all USDA nutrition standards. The inspector apparently found it lacked a required vegetable. However, the child’s mother says her daughter is a picky eater who does not like veggies. She says the little girl will only eat vegetables at home under supervision. The mother also says she resents the school charging her a dollar-25 for the chicken nuggets. State and or federal law requires lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs meet USDA nutrition standards.
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