Now this is going way too far!

A mother has been told not to pack her son homemade biscuits in his lunchbox – unless there’s one for everyone in his class.

Joanne said the uneaten cookies were sent home from the school with a handwritten note after her little boy wasn’t allowed to eat the treat.

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.’

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Joanne said she was shocked by the comment but she wanted to see the teacher the next morning to get an explanation, shared Daily Mail.

‘I got this note sent home in my son’s lunchbox because he had homemade biscuits in his lunchbox. I was horrified but didn’t lose sleep over it, I figured I’d talk to the teacher the next day and see what she meant,’ she shared on Facebook.

But when she met with the teacher, she was ‘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 mother said.

‘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.’

She clarified the incident actually happened in early 2017 but she later shared it to her Facebook page, which has since been met with outrage from fellow parents.

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  • I hope the mother ignored this note. As if you can stop a mum from doing this because other mums can’t be bothered

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  • This does sound very wrong.

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  • I think a chat with the Principal would be in order. No way that is acceptable!

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  • This is just ridiculous!

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  • This is ridiculous. You are feeding your children, not the whole school. Bet if you sent some for all the children you’d be told you can’t do that because some of the children might have allergies. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t

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  • What an absolute joke. I don’t think schools/teachers have any right to question a child’s lunchbox. They can observe and if they’re noticing someone doesn’t have any lunch, perhaps intervene then, but otherwise butt out. This is insane. A healthy, homemade item is not okay but a packaged variety is. What a joke.

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  • That is just down right ludicrous!

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  • So sad that a homebaked item is considered a treat yet a pack of tiny teddies isn’t. At least you know what ingredients are going in your home baked goods.

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  • Unless there is more to this story than we are reading
    And if we are reading the full story may the teacher needs a lesson between home baked and pre package food

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  • Pretty sad to think something home baked is called out as a ‘treat’ instead of a prepackaged sugar and salt filled item.
    I have so much to say about this but I’ll juat leave it at… very made and very worried for the future of our kids

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  • And yet other schools won’t allow home made treats to be shared around in case you have nuts or some other allergen component in them to the other children. A lot of home made goods are made for the simple reason that a child has a problem and store bought anythings could trigger that problem – other children quite possibly wouldn’t like them anyway. I would definitely be taking it up to a higher level if it had been me.

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  • My lot have always had home made foods as I know what is in them as there are some food allergies with my children. This way I know the snacks/treats are DF , NF and GF so all my children can eat them whether they have the allergies or not. What about the children who never get the processed foods, they have needs to.

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  • That’s so rude! Bloody rude

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  • That is ridiculous, why are they promoting packaged sweet biscuits? I am so glad my son never had this problem I always sent him with homemade snacks. I would change schools.

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  • The world has gone mad when a parent is encouraged to pack processed food over fresh homemade goods. It is not any parents responsibility to feed the entire class nor should it be. We definitely live in a nanny state environment where too many people are quick to add another rule. This is totally ridiculous!


    • One hundred percent agree – it is ridiculous in every possible way!

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