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4-Year-Old Arrives Home Starving, Then Mom Finds Out Teacher Is Meddling With Her Meals

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4-Year-Old Arrives Home Starving, Then Mom Finds Out Teacher Is Meddling With Her Meals

HEALTH by Cailyn Finkel 12/15/2016

It was like any other school day for Leeza Pearson and her 4-year-old daughter, Natalee. They woke up, got dressed and headed into the kitchen!

Like most mothers, Leeza packed her daughter's lunch before school every day. But today, she decided to add a sweet treat for her precious girl: a yummy little snack pack of Oreo cookies!

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Natalee was sent off to school at the Children's Academy in Aurora, Colorado and Leeza went into to work, just like the many days before. It wasn't until the two reunited after school when Leeza knew her daughter's day had gone terribly wrong.

Instead of being allowed to eat the sweet Oreo treat during her lunch break, Natalee was scolded by her teacher and sent home with a note to give her mother. Shocked by what her daughter was telling her, Leeza grabbed the note and read it to herself.

The note said:

"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 heavy 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."

According to Natalee's teacher, bringing Oreos as a snack was completely unacceptable!

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Leeza was livid that her daughter's teacher had the nerve to send that note back home from school. As her mother, she felt that she had the right to say what was appropriate for Natalee to eat and what wasn't!

Leeza expressed her frustration with the situation to ABC 7 News:

"They don't provide lunch for my daughter. I provide lunch. It's between me and the doctor in terms of what's healthy for her."

Although the teacher clearly wanted to instill healthy habits in her students, Leeza felt it's not her job to do so. It's the right of the parent to pack a healthy lunch - and if there's a sweet treat at the end, so be it!

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Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 28 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 12:44 PM
Teachers can protect kids from wild animal bullies, but they sure can get their fingers into their students' lunchboxes.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 29 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Well the dramatics of that article notwithstanding, it's a public school. They would be advised by my attorney to stay kindly out of my child's lunch box, and that would most likely be the end of it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 30 on Jun. 19, 2017 at 2:25 PM
I work at my child's elementary school as the secretary. Part of my job is I have to monitor the 1st grade lunch time. Some of the things I saw these kids bring in surprised me...one day a child brought in a pack of Little Debbie cakes, a bag of chips and a Dr Pepper. He couldn't have felt good all afternoon, but he's not my kid.

We aren't allowed to make the kids eat or not eat anything. I would always encourage or suggest that they finish the healthiest parts of their lunch, but other than that there was nothing I could do. Not that I would anyways. However, I did police my own child who was in there. A lot of the kids started asking me if they ate enough lunch to eat their treats just because they heard me talking to him...lol
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