A ‘scary as hell’ kindergarten teacher has criticised an Aussie mum for packing TOO MUCH in her child’s lunchbox.
The mum took to a Facebook group to reveal that the teacher had demanded to know why she’d given ‘so much’ food for the five-year-old to eat at school.
'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 wrote.
'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.'
Posting a photo of the lunch in question, you can see that there’s an abundance of food on offer - including yoghurt, popcorn, cheese, crackers, muffin, fruit and sandwiches and devon cut into star shapes.
She explained: 'Here is an example of her lunchbox. The banana muffin is for morning tea often with a banana or grapes,' she said.
But while the mum - who admits 'This is my first baby in school so yes I am still a newbie here!' - other mums were divided over whether the lunch was over-the-top.
Many were outraged at the teacher for overstepping the mark.
'I don't think she has any business questioning what you pack your child, tell her to mind her own,' said one.
Another added: '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!' Another added.
But others agreed with the teacher, saying it was too much food.
'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,’ said one.
Another wrote ‘Definitely too much food, kids are not encouraged to share as you never know what other kids are allergic to also some parents would not appreciate somebody feeding their kids sweet stuff like choco cookies.’
Hmmmm. What do you think?
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