A Colorado mother got a big surprise after she sent her daughter to preschool with cookies.
The Children’s Academy, a private preschool in Aurora, Colorado, sent a note to Leeza Pearson after she included some Oreo cookies in her daughter Natalee’s lunch bag, along with a sandwich and string cheese, reports ABC News.
The letter, which 4-year-old Natalee brought home, cautioned parents about what was acceptable for lunches:
- Dear Parents,
It is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a healthy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone’s participation.
Pearson was so shocked by the “lunch shaming” letter she shared it with ABC News.
“I think it is definitely over the top, especially because they told her she can’t eat what is in her lunch,” she said. “They should have at least allowed to eat her food and contacted me to explain the policy and tell me not to pack them again.”