A mum has lashed out at a nursery who told her the lunchboxes she packs for her son break the rules and were found to be “too unhealthy”.
The mum took to a Facebook group for lunchbox ideas to vent her frustration and ask other parents for advice on how to handle the situation.
She said her child’s nursery had told her the food she had sent in with her son was unacceptable, but argued staff has never released any guidelines regarding the foods they deem to be unhealthy.
Many people struggled to find any issues with the lunch when she shared a picture, showing a green lunchbox containing rice, pepper, broccoli, carrot, fresh fruit, and cheese and crackers.
But the nursery had objected to the rice crackers, which the mum from Australia had drizzled in a thin line of chocolate.
She wrote: “Has anyone ever been up against a [nursery] who are extremely fussy with what you can send in your child’s lunchbox?
“This fortnight it’s been that he’s not allowed to eat the rice cakes because they’re drizzled with chocolate (I made these myself, the choc is 70 per cent dark chocolate, kind of think it’s besides the point though).
“Pretty miffed at this point! They don’t have any specific policies around lunchbox inclusions, only that we should send a ‘healthy lunch’.”
Others in the group, which boasts 150,000 members, were left equally baffled, agreeing it looked “very healthy” and were shocked the nursery criticised her over such a small amount of chocolate, The Sun reports.
One person commented to say: “They can’t tell you what you can and can’t send, they can guide you but at the end of the day it’s your choice.”
And others defended her, writing: “That looks amazing to me”, while another added: “That’s insane, it looks so healthy.”