With a renewed focus on childhood obesity and healthy eating, the contents of your child’s packed lunch are under more scrutiny than ever.
This means lunchbox shaming is a very real thing for mums and dads.
Having made homemade biscuits for her son’s lunch, one mum has recently experienced this for herself, courtesy of a note the teacher left in the lunchbox.
The mum was left fuming at the note which told her to stop sending her son to school with baked goods unless "there’s enough for everyone" in his class.
Venting about the note on Facebook, the mum shared its contents, which read:
"Dear Mummy, can you please avoid sending cookies unless there is enough for everyone.
"It’s difficult for the other children when one has treats. Thank you."
She then added: "I got this note sent home in my son’s lunchbox because he had homemade biscuits in his lunchbox.
"I was horrified but didn’t lose sleep over it, I figured I’d talk to the teacher the next day and see what she meant."
However, the conversation with her son’s teacher seems to have infuriated her further.
"She said it was ‘policy that homemade goods aren’t encouraged unless there was enough to share with everyone,’" the mum added.
Confusingly, it would apparently be OK for her son to bring in shop-bought biscuits.
It didn’t take long for other mums to share in her outrage.
According to The Sun, one mum added: "This is rough! I was asked to stop sending sultanas in my child’s lunchbox as it was deemed too unhealthy but packaged muesli bars, cakes and roll ups are fine."
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