One mom did everything she could to make sure her children grew up healthy. While in college, she and her husband both studied health science and earned their degrees in that field. Armed with that knowledge, they felt confident and well-equipped to help teach their children to make healthy choices when it came to food and exercise.
But when mom opened up her pre-school kid’s lunchbox after a day of school to clean it out, she was greeted with a frowny face note with an insult to her parenting.
Apparently, the preschool teacher was scolding the mother of eight and health sciences major for allowing her preschool child to indulge in a sweet treat at school. And because she had included a “chocolate slice” in her 3-year-old’s lunchbox, they asked “nicely” not to do it again…
Mom’s response was perfect. Check out the note and what is going on at this school…
Melinda, a friend of the mom in question, posted a picture of the frowny face note along with the following caption: “My friend (mother of 8 healthy children, what follows relating to no. 7) received this today from her 3 year old’s kindy. I told her to put in two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost.”
So, what did the teacher’s note say? Below the frowny face, it read:
“Your child has chocolate slice from the Red Food category today. Please choose healthier options for Kindy.”
Most people felt the teacher overstepped her bounds by telling mom what to feed her children.
Kerry Louise Jones wrote, “When the teacher is buying the food then she can dictate what goes in lunch boxes. I assumed based on the shock this was a first time “offense” meaning that it’s a once every so often treat for the normally healthy child.”
Helene Emilie Sydow commented, “I’d of just put two slices in the next day with the note ‘Teach my kids in school instead of teaching me about things I do.’ I understand where the teacher is coming from, but that is overreacting. I’d understand if the kid had like no healthy things and all of it was treats, but still. 1 piece of chocolate doesn’t kill you.”
Other people think mom should stop complaining and that the teacher did not overstep her bounds:
Michael Hyatt wrote: “Just follow the rules and stop complaining. Give them chocolate slice at home.”
Jason Mikeleit wrote, “Being that childhood and adult obesity is at epidemic levels I see nothing wrong with starting early. Maybe the parents could learn something from this.”
Zoe Privett contributed, “I know at my child’s school where my son is in the pre school and daughter in yr 2 they have a clean foods policy only certain items are allowed to be packed and they have a banned item list of foods not allowed and that’s right from preschool to yr 6”
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