Mom says school wouldn’t let daughter finish lunch because it was not ‘nutritious’

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AURORA, Colo. — A Colorado mother is upset after a teacher at her daughter’s preschool wouldn’t allow the girl to finish her lunch because it wasn’t nutritious.

Leeza Pearson told KUSA that she packed her daughter a sandwich, string cheese and a four-pack of Oreos.

The Oreos were still in the child’s lunchbox, along with a note, which read:

Dear Parents, 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.

The director of Children’s Academy told KUSA that it’s not school policy to tell parents what their children can or can’t eat.

The school is now investigating.

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9 comments

  • Chubster

    So feed your daughter better. Maybe she’ll have a chance at a longer life. Poor thing is so obese that it looks as if she’s much older then what she is. I applaud the school for having the stones to scold this fat inducing mother.

    • Zebra Stripes

      Can’t wait until someone without authority tells you how to raise your children, just to hear your reaction to it.

    • Ticked Off

      Move along, troll. You, as well as anyone else, other than the parents, have no right to tell someone what to feed their children. No picture of you here, Chubster, are you upset you didn’t get the Oreos?

  • Kathy

    Obese parents sometimes do not know how to feed healthy food to their children. Education is important for pateints, not just the students. This shaming is unfortunate, and the teacher should have helped the mother more discretely rather than shaming the mother. How insulting to be given such a note. The message was well meaning, but it could have been done differently. The mother was obviously clueless too about healthy choices.

  • t

    The teachers need to keep their nose to teaching and out of lunch boxes. Worry about the kid that is not eating or those awful school lunches that is being served.

  • James Harrah

    Just another example of what’s wrong with this country, the school has certain guidelines they must follow,however this doesn’t allow them to dictate what foods parents give their children,if they were so concerned about the child’s health instead of trying to shame the parents they should have provided her with a free meal. Which more than likely would have included G.M.O. foods,which are just as bad as Oreos.people need to spend more time worrying about their own lives,and quit trying to tell others how to live theirs! .