A Melbourne mum has taken to Facebook to vent her frustration after her daughter’s yoghurt and vegemite snacks were deemed unhealthy according to her kindergarten’s policy.
She said that her daughter wasn’t allowed to eat her organic Greek yoghurt pouch or a snack of Cruskits with vegemite and cheese. Instead the foods were sent home with a note telling the mum that these were ‘sometimes’ foods.
This seems to be another example in a growing trend of school’s ‘healthy eating policies’ clashing with the rights of the parents to feed their children.
A South Australian mum shared her fury after her girl wasn’t allowed a piece of cake, instead she received a condescending note with a frown face.
Another mum was upset that her child wasn’t allowed to eat her treat of homemade chocolate slice.
Some parents have expressed concern that constant policing of children’s food will encourage an unhealthy relationship with eating at a young age.
Other parents say schools are setting unreasonable expectations, and what matters is that children are getting fed - not what’s on the menu.