One mom found herself living in a whirlwind. With a two-year-old son to care for, she always tried to get things done ahead of time if she could. His lunch was one of those things that she always did the night before because she knew she wouldn’t have time in the morning. However, when the mother of the 30-month-old boy learned that he had his lunch had been turned away from eating it because of an opinion, she knew that she needed to expose the school officials.
As it turned out, the school believed that the lunch that the busy mother packed was “too unhealthy” for a growing boy. Because there is a health epidemic in America and an obesity crisis – and sugar consumption is the cause – schools are encouraging parents to get rid of sugary snacks in favor of snacks that provide true nutritional value.
However, this outraged mother believes that her son’s nursery school is way out of line.
“I sent my 2.5-year-old son to school with this, and the cookies got sent home because they’re unhealthy,” she wrote. “There were 3 MINI cookies.”
Because this mother felt that her son was lunch shamed because she didn’t realize that he was not supposed to be eating cookies in school, she shared her thoughts with Plymouth Live.
Laura Lee shared a photo of the lunch that she sent to school with her toddler. The photo shows a very healthy-looking lunch box for a little boy. I’m no expert, but there are certain vegetables in there.
Laura Lee included cucumbers and bell peppers along with the sandwich and cheese and crackers. Besides that, she added three mini cookies for his dessert. That’s why the school sent him home without having let him eat the cookies. They were deemed too unhealthy for the little boy’s stomach.
While the school was happy that Lauren Lee included cucumbers and bell pepper slices, they did not approve of her inclusion of the cookies. The school does not approve of sugar.
Because Lauren Lee shared an image of her toddler’s lunch, she experienced a lot of support from other moms on social media.
“It looks like you took time and effort to (make) his lunch fun and appealing. Absolute rubbish that he wasn’t allowed to get those small cookies. Everything in moderation surely.”
“I would kick the f*** off big time! Food is taken off a child and made to be hungry rather than the child eating. Since when was that healthy?”
“That looks great and well balanced. My son’s drink got sent home because it was fizzy. It was sparkling water.”
Another parent added, “I work in a nursery and believe me, I have seen some terrible packed lunches in the past. This looks perfect to me.”
Lauren Lee took an effort to pack her son’s lunch with care and nutritious items. She just added a few cookies in there to give him a bit of joy.
“Amazing when a child’s free lunch can have syrup sponge and custard for a pudding. Not complaining as my child does have free school lunch meals at the moment and to be fair, they seem okay. She is having lots of veg and fruit, but it is free at school.”
Should this lunch have been sent home?
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