Mom Slams School’s Strict Lunchbox Rules That Adds $130 To Monthly Grocery Shop

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One mom has clapped back at her son’s school after they gave her a strict list of foods she could give her child, and people are outraged…

Parents are trying their best in some instances to pick up the slack.

However, schools have started implementing stricter lunchbox rules.

Nevermind having to buy separate food for their children to fit in with what schools deem acceptable.

A mum has clapped back at her son’s primary school over their strict lunchbox regulations.

Although she’s worried if she doesn’t comply with the new rules, that her son’s food will be taken off him.

They also outlined that children weren’t allowed to bring in treats to celebrate their birthday. Now that’s just too far.

The thirty-year-old said she feels “belittled” by the way the school has approached the issue.

At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day. Some protein – meat, fish, cheese, or other sources of protein (e.g. hummus, peanut butter, homemade sausage rolls) – every day.  

Children should have oily fish, such as salmon, smoked mackerel, or tuna at least once every three weeks. A starchy food such as any type of bread (preferably brown bread), pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes, or other types of cereals every day. Daily food such as milk, cheese, yogurt, fromage frais, or custard every day.  

They are allowed only water (still or sparkling), fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yogurt or milk drinks, and smoothies. Homemade cake or other desserts. Nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruit (with no added salt, sugar, or fat). Snacks such as crisps and baked goods are fine.

But the reality is that there’s not enough time in the day, especially as a parent, even without the extra worry of their children’s lunchbox meeting school criteria.

Chocolate bars and chocolate-coated biscuits, sweets, meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat, and sausages/chipolatas should be included only occasionally and fizzy drinks.

One parent replied: “You are not allowed to bring up your own children how you wish any more”. While another argued: “They are just trying to keep the kids happy and healthy.”

“It seems unnecessary to tell parents exactly what they should be putting in their lunch boxes – we all try and feed our kids healthy stuff. It’s very dictated.”

“I would normally just feed them a sandwich, packet of crisps, veggie sticks and then a chocolate bar as a treat at home.”

“It’s a lot of pressure, it gives me a lot of anxiety knowing they will take food off the kids if it doesn’t fit the requirements. Robin has a nut allergy but there are no restrictions on nuts which is unusual and worrying.”

“If I had the time, I would bake cakes and sausage rolls but I have an 18-month-old toddler that I need to look after, as well as other household chores.”

“We’re spending £5 ($6.30) a day on his school lunch which really does add up. We have to get a variety of different ingredients and it’s difficult to plan every day.”  

“The lunchboxes are my responsibility so my husband has left it up to me but he also found the guidelines very condescending.”

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