A mum has been ordered to stop baking homemade biscuits for her son’s lunchbox - and you won’t believe why.
Aussie mother Joanne took to Facebook to reveal that the cookies she’d packed for her little boy's lunch had been sent home uneaten, with a handwritten note banning her from baking for her son - unless she made enough for EVERY child in his class.
The note read: 'Dear mummy, can you please avoid sending cookies unless there is one for everyone. It's difficult for the other children when one has treats. Thank you.'
Posting the note to Facebook, Joanne went on to say that she’d confronted the teacher about the letter the following day - only to be ‘gobsmacked’ by her response.
'She said it was "policy that homemade goods aren't encouraged unless there was enough to share with everyone". I questioned why and tried to talk to her openly but she said that it wasn't encouraged,' the mum wrote.
'I asked "if a pack of Tiny Teddies or Shapes would be okay and she said "that would be fine". So... I questioned how a homemade biscuit with four ingredients isn't encouraged, but a processed packet supermarket option was okay?
'She just kept saying it was policy and that the parent committee runs the policies so I'd need to take it up with them.'
Many mums rallied behind Joanne, voicing their disbelief over the note.
Wrote one: 'Surely he wouldn't be able to share with everyone, what about the allergies issue?'
Added another: 'That is absolutely ridiculous! How dare they shut down a parent supplying their child with decent food! As a teacher I am constantly battling the opposite way, I can't imagine discouraging home baked goods. Keep fighting the good fight.'
It’s the latest ‘Food Police’ school scandal to hit Aussie classrooms in recent months, with many mums hitting social media to reveal that their kids had had foods confiscated for being ‘unhealthy’.
And now, say outraged parents, it’s gone too far.
Said one: '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. Sigh.'
Added another: ‘Wow when I went to school , what my parents packed for me to eat was not the schools business. I guess those were relaxed times, I had cookies for little break or a bar of chocolate and a sandwich and water for lunch . How evil.’