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Friday, February 24, 2017

Mom shamed by school for cake in daughter's lunch box


First they nastygrammed about a kid's school lunch, then they nastygrammed about his dirty underwear. When will it stop?

An Australian nastygram has gone viral.

A mother, who obviously loves her 3-year-old daughter, put a slice of chocolate cake in her school lunch bag. How horrible!

The cake set off an alarm, flagging the delicious desert as a violation of the school's mandatory healthy foods policy. The cake was flagged in the shuddersome "Red Food Category," which lists foods "that may contain excess energy (kilojoules), saturated fat [Michael Moore], added sugar and/or salt."

The mother discovered how terrible she was when her daughter returned home with a note from the teacher that was topped with a sad face and said: "Your child has chocolate slice from the Red Food category today. Please choose healthier options for Kindy."

'Kindy' refers to kindergarten in Australian.

A friend of the warned mommy, Melinda Tankard Reist, (who is also an author and advocate for women and girls) went on Facebook to support her friend. She posted a photo of the note and wrote: "My friend (mother of 8 healthy children, what follows relating to no. 7) received this today from her 3 year old's kindy. I told her to put in two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost."

The post received hundreds of shares and over 800 comments.

One commenter wrote: "I'm quite sure the mother knows it has sugar . . . the mother is NOT in kindergarten . . . the teacher is chastising the parent here! Plus makes the child feel bad . . . shame on the teacher . . . it's not every day I am sure."

Another wrote: "Perhaps tell them that they are breaching our privacy by looking. Quote privacy legislation--no right to judge my lunchbox."

Today it's the lunch boxes . . . tomorrow, our skivvies. It must end now!