School Tells Child's Mom Lunch is Unacceptable

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
School Tells Child's Mom Lunch is Unacceptable
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 3:51pm

Oh.my.goodness. Did you all see this news story?

Outrage After School Tells Mom Her Child's Lunch Is Unhealthy and Unacceptable-

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-19-2007

This school went waaaayyy too far, imo. A lunch that includes

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
That's what I was thinking! Cooper will only eat PB&J about 95% of the time. I pack it for him because if he doesn't have that, he won't eat anything. A little something in his tummy is better than nothing!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-19-2007

You know, I'm still confused by this line :

"The North Carolina representative called the school which apologized, because in fact the lunch did meet all the USDA requirements."

The only reason they apologized is because the lunch did indeed meet the requirements? So the school is allowed to mandate that home-packed lunches must meet a certain criteria? I've never heard of a school doing this before.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008

Omgosh-I'd be completely outraged! In my opinion

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2011
I am absolutely livid over this story, just heard about it!! It's none of the school's business what I choose to feed my child. This school is so way out of bounds on this, it's scary that they would even comprehend that this is acceptable. They have no right to dictate what children eat at lunch, that is up to the parents!!! Honestly, even if the child only eats junk is it really their business? Heck, I'm sure someone would object to some of the items in my kids lunches. Holy cow, how dare I send in some Oreos for dessert, that's just a sin, right?

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Community Leader
Registered: 03-22-2007
Wow!! I guess my tactic would be to have my child eat their lunch, gag, and throw up all over that lunch lady!

This would make me furious, it's my child and I choose what they eat not the school. I don't care if it meets their standards or not, it's none of their business.

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Community Leader
Registered: 03-22-2007
Very good point, shortstuff333, which almost seems worse if that was their intent. I guess I won't be moving to NC any time soon!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005

Okay, that would really tick me off!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005

You know, if there was a child who was consistently bringing in unhealthy lunches and was medically at risk because of it (i.e. obese or had other medical issues) I could see the school nurse maybe sitting down with the parents to brainstorm some healthier solutions,

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
boysmom9698 wrote:

You know, if there was a child who was consistently bringing in unhealthy lunches and was medically at risk because of it (i.e. obese or had other medical issues) I could see the school nurse maybe sitting down with the parents to brainstorm some healthier solutions,

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