The state of ketchup in education

This email was sent from a county board of education office to all principals of that county:


A topic has been brought to my attention concerning condiments (notably ketchup) being distributed by teachers to his/her students to use in the cafeteria.  If this is occurring, it is considered undermining the child nutrition program and is a practice that cannot continue.  I equate this to my intervening with a reading program or math program and basically interfering where I shouldn’t. There are very strict federal and state guidelines that must be followed if we are to receive the reimbursements for breakfast and lunch.  Monitoring  sodium is one of the critical areas.  If a child brings a packet of ketchup, we can’t confiscate it, but if teachers are providing ketchup bottles/packets and distributing to students, this is a different situation.  I am certain this is not happening in all schools, but I felt it necessary to address all schools so we are all on the same page.

If you need to discuss please call.

I’m glad they’re dealing with such serious educational issues up at the board office.


2 Responses to “The state of ketchup in education”

  1. wvcitizen Says:

    this would be funny if it weren’t so ludicrous.

    aaah, I just love seeing our tax dollars at work.

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