The strange reason why teacher scolds parent over THIS lunchbox
Content Editor / February 08 2019
An Aussie mum has taken to the internet to ask for advice after her daughter's kindy teacher told her she was packing 'too much food' in her child’s lunchbox.
Explaining the situation in a parenting group on Facebook, the mother said the teacher, who was 'scary as hell', approached her and demanded to know why she was packing 'so much' for the five-year-old, reports the Daily Mail.
“I explained to her that she's a fussy kid, so one day she will eat something the next day she will act like its poison and not touch it,” the mum explained.
The lunchbox in question included a wide range of healthy food options, including popcorn, yoghurt, fruit and a protein ball.
“I'm also trying to teach her a variety of foods because all this kid would eat is nuggets and sausages and eggs if I let her.
“She is also very active. So I would think after a huff and puff session she would be feeling hungry,” the mum added.
Posters were divided in their responses, with some saying it was too much food, and others adding pictures of their own kid’s lunchboxes, agreeing that the amount she had packed was fine.
“11 different types of food does seem a little excessive considering she only has an eating window of about 30 minutes over the course of the whole day,” another wrote.
“This infuriated me! Your child is fed. Whether it's too much. Whether it's not enough. Whether it's packaged. Whether it's organic. You are sending your child with something. You are trying. You are being a mother. You should NOT be questioned!” one parent wrote.
“Wow if she thinks that's a lot I must pack for 10,” wrote another.
“I'd tell the teacher to mind her own business,” added a third.
What do you think?
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.