Recently, a Colorado mom was 'lunch-shamed" by her daughter's school for packing Oreos. School officials sent home a letter: “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 snacks. Is this going too far in your opinion?
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I couldn't understand the potatoes with bread comment either.
thanks for commenting
I remember having spring milk at school and it had a strange taste and they made me drank it and it made me sick. I can't stand drinking milk even today
I guess I should have said that the Oreos were here snack and not the whole meal.
so the answer is to ban all home brought lunches and require all children to eat school lunches?
Please ! You should know better than to say that! I certainly know that's too simplistic an answer to the problem.
I think all of this wonderful passion should be directed to the FDA. Perhaps it will bring about a ban on the junky convenience(processed) foods that fill most of the grocery shelves. It's not the job of schools to inspect our kids' lunch bags.