A 4-year-old North Carolina girl has her lunch - packed by her mother - taken after a state employee said it didn't meet federal guidelines.  The lunch taken: a turkey and cheese sandwich with some fruit and chips.  Her replacement: chicken nuggets.

Tom Graham with FOX News Radio affiliate WRDU has more from Raleigh:

The child's packed lunch consisted of a turkey sandwich, a banana, potato chips and apple juice.  A state employee inspecting the lunch claimed it didn't meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines.

(Grandmother) "Because that state official was in there, the school made her buy a $1.25 lunch."

That's the girl's grandmother, who did not want to give her name.  Pre-kindergarten lunches are required to meet USDA standards in North Carolina.  The 4-year-old was provided a lunch featuring chicken nuggets, and her mother's packed lunch went untouched.

In Raleigh, Tom Graham, FOX News Radio.

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