Parents are divided after a little boy received a note praising his family for packing a ‘healthy lunch’.

The ‘star pass’ praised the prep student’s parents for packing him ‘great healthy food’.

Comprising of chopped up carrot, apples, cucumber and cheese and pikelets, the meal clearly hit all nutritional bases – but whether it needed to be singled out is the question many have been asking.

Parents were soon divided over the note with some labelling it condescending, shared Daily Mail.

‘Oh my God, what? I’d be so appalled – what are we like ten?’ Wrote one user.

‘I know teachers are trying to promote healthy habits but this is so condescending,’ said another.

Others disagreed saying rewarding parents for keeping health paramount can only be a good thing.

‘This is awesome. Too often we see on Facebook about parents being told the food they sent to school isn’t acceptable,’ one said.

‘It’s fantastic that this school is taking the opposite approach, hopefully more will do this than what has been going on.’

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  • Everyone is different so really we should just do our own thing

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  • I think people just like to whinge. I must admit I am a little annoyed by the prospect that lunchboxes these days are checked as if I can’t be trusted, but this goes on anyway. If I received a note like this I’d feel chuffed that I’d done something right.

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  • It is not for the teacher to get involved.

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  • Firstly, it is NOT the teacher’s responsibility to monitor a child’s food intake. They have a snapshot of the child’s intake for a small period of time which may or may not be representative of their home life food intake. They are NOT qualified to advise parents of nutritional intake unless they are a dietitian! And furthermore, some children’s parents take a LONG time to make home made treats that may look unhealthy but actually aren’t – for example, I make a chocolate brownie that is made from sweet potato and zucchini. It has cocoa in it and looks just like a sugary, diabetes inducing store bought one. How would the teacher know that unless they asked??!! What kind of guilt are you putting on kids / parents by labeling food “good” or “bad”? Getting into some serious food issues here!! Plus, there is enough stuff that teacher’s are expected to do without adding this ridiculous thing to their long lists.

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  • Really? Another job for teachers to do? I don’t understand. Their role is obviously to teach children, and that can include about health and nutrition, but not to judge a lunch box sent from home. That’s not okay.

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  • I just want them to stop caring whats the kids are eating for lunch either way. Its really up to the parents to decide.

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  • I wouldn’t be offended by this. Sometimes it’s good to know you’re doing well as a parent

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  • I think this is kind of funny. It is nice to get recognition as a parent you are doing the right thing as all to often people are quick to criticise things parents do wrong.


    • I agree – a note that is about positivity!

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  • I would find this condescending if something like his came home with my child’s lunchbox. Save the awards for the children. We’re all adults, we know what’s healthy and what isn’t but I think these rules go too far. I understand wanting to have kids eat healthy but shaming kids who don’t have healthy lunches is not the way to go.

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  • It actually seems quite cute and positive!

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  • People are just getting too soft and offended by everything these days ????‍♀️ The teacher is just trying to be positive. isnt that a good thing?
    Maybe they shouldn’t give feedback on anything in case the soft parents get their little feelings hurt?????????

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  • Some might think this is a bit patronizing, but think he just got praised because of a beautiful healthy lunch.
    I don’t see much of this ‘encouraging’ behaviour of teachers on the primary school my girl goes to. They don’t mind much about the lunchboxes and many lunchboxes have unhealthy contents.

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  • I think it is lovely that the parents were recognised for providing a healthy lunch box – lots of times parents get called out for having crappy lunch boxes.

    Yes it could have been done a little better than it was but it is still a positive thing – there is always someone who has to see everything good in a negative way ( I guess it makes them feel good!)

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  • Now now mother’s,Don’t be jealous or negative toward Ben,If we all try a little bit harder you too may receive a star,Cheer’s Krusty.

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  • Im not sure why this is an issue. Someone said something positive and still we are going to make a fuss over it?

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