A mother struggling to get her daughter to eat healthy has been left red in the face after her teacher suggested she should feed her little one “processed” foods.
Parents are busy people with many responsibilities and they have a lot to think about every day.
One of the tasks that parents have to complete is to arrange daily lunch boxes for their children when they go to school.
And it can get even more complicated when your child is a picky eater – leaving parents with the difficult decision of balancing their lunchbox between healthy foods and the foods their kids will actually eat.
An Australian mother, whose daughter is a picky eater, sent her young child to school with what she thought was a well-balanced packed lunch of sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, crackers and a yogurt drink.
But she insists her daughter’s school is not satisfied with her efforts.
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Posted on FacebookThe unnamed mother said her daughter, now four, would “live off Dino Nuggets” if she could.
The mother wrote: “She started kindergarten this year and some teachers said they were not satisfied with her lunch.”
She said she received criticism from her daughter’s teachers for putting processed meat in her lunchbox.
They even told the four-year-old they were unimpressed with her mother’s efforts – prompting her to confront her mother for not giving her healthy snacks.
After posting about her shock at the school’s intervention, this mother received a lot of support from other frustrated mothers.
One woman said: “I’m so sorry, it’s disgusting that they’re making food choices with a child!
“Her lunch looks good, should focus on teaching rather than criticizing what parents put in their child’s lunchbox.”
Another said it annoyed the teacher “plugged in” to problems like this.
They added that it was not a mother sending her daughter to a “Mars bar and a Coke.”
One mother said that it was hard to keep her child’s appetite as good as before, and that such “embarrassing” words from the teacher did not help.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/mum-fussy-eater-criticised-teachers-26336325 The picky eater was criticized by the teacher for her daughter's 'unhealthy' lunch box