A mom packed Oreo cookies as her daughter’s meal for school in a lunch box. When her daughter arrived, she is surprised to find out that the teacher didn’t allow her girl to eat the food. The teacher also left a note scolding her for the poor choice of food.
Leeza Pearson always packs her 4-year-old daughter, Natalee, with a balanced meal for lunch. But that Friday, she ran out of fruits and vegetables and opted to pack a special treat for her daughter which was certainly not the usual food that she gives her.
Natalee’s lunch that day were Oreo cookies, a sandwich, and a string of cheese. But when Natalee went home, she brought her food unconsumed.
When Leeza found out about it, she felt enraged as Natalee didn’t eat the whole day. Not only that, she also found a note from her daughter’s teacher scolding her for giving the little girl unhealthy food.
The note read:
It is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable, and a healthy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.”
Leeza was in disbelief that Natalee’s teacher didn’t allow her to eat her treat. She also felt somehow shamed by the school’s notice.
“I don’t agree with it at all. They took it over the top.”
However, Leeza claimed she was frustrated that the school seemed to contradict its own rule when it comes to giving nutritious food to its students.
Apparently, Leeza shared from time to time, they were asked to send candies in for class parties. She, then, cannot understand why she was shamed for packing cookies for her daughter.
“They say I can’t decide what to feed her but then they sometimes feed her junk food. Why am I being punished for Oreos when at other times I am asked to bring candy?”
“They don’t provide lunch for my daughter. I provide lunch. It’s between me and the doctor in terms of what’s healthy for her.”
Leeza tried to get the side of the school director but she didn’t get any response. She, then, vented her disappointment on social media. Later on, she found out that many parents also share the same sentiments as her.
“I just got a bunch of outrage from friends I hadn’t heard from in years.”