(WICHITA, Kan.) — There's a food fight going on in North Carolina. A 4-year-old pre-school student was forced to hand over her home-made lunch and forced to eat cafeteria nuggets.
The little girl's grandmother had packed her a turkey and cheese sandwich, on multi-grain bread, a banana, potato chips and apple juice. However, school officials say the lunch didn't meet state guidelines for healthy lunches.
School officials declared the lunch unhealthy because it was missing a veggie and milk. According to The Division of Child Development and Early Education all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs, including in-home day care centers must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.
School officials say the incident was a misunderstanding between the child and staff.
The mother says the girl was so intimidated by the inspection process that she was too scared to eat all of her homemade lunch. The girl ate only the chicken nuggets provided to her by the school, so she still didn’t eat a vegetable.