A young girl was constantly arriving home hungry from school, and her mother was eventually able to find out the reason, which left her shocked. The woman said her daughter kept coming home hungry from school and did not even eat the snack she was giving to her every day.
Leeza says she sent her 4-year-old daughter to school with a pack of Oreos as a snack, but her daughter kept coming home hungry. The teacher of her daughter, Natalie, took away her Oreos, telling her that the cookies were not an acceptable snack.
One day, Natalie was sent home with a note from the teachers at her school. Leeza was shocked when she read it. “Dear Parents, it is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch,” the note read. This is a public school setting, and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable, and a heavy snack from home, along with 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 healthy snacks. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.”
Leeza was outraged after reading the note and said that the teachers have no right to tell parents what is an acceptable snack for their children. “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 said.
While she says the teachers can recommend healthier snacks, it isn’t right to take away food from children because they do not approve of the snacks sent by their parents. What is your opinion about this? Did the teacher do the right thing, and was the mother’s rage justified?