Angry mum shares how her child’s sweet treat was thrown out by a teacher.

Posting in an Australian budgeting group on Facebook, the Queensland mum asked members whether they thought it was appropriate to do this, shared Daily Mail.

‘Do you think it’s okay for a teacher to throw away an item of your child’s lunch that you packed just because it’s a “sweet” and the teacher believes it’s not fair as not every other child has a sweet?’ She wrote.

‘When I say sweet I mean anything like a chocolate biscuit, chocolate coated muesli bar, cake, chocolate mousse etc. Regardless of whether it’s fat, sugar reduced or not.’

Group members were quick to share in her anger with hundreds of commenters saying they thought the teacher was in the wrong.

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Some said they should have just sent the treat home instead of throwing it in the bin.

Members agreed that although they support teaching nutrition, they think what was described in the post is just ‘shaming and hurtful’.

Do you think it is OK for a teacher to just toss out kids lunch treats?

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  • The teacher was totally wrong. She threw it out because it was not fair that other children didn’t have a sweet. Well life isn’t fair and kids have to learn that.


  • No totally wrong, shaming the child is not on, poor kid. Teacher should of just quietly mentioned to the parent to consider not putting it in the lunch box next time and not in front of the kid.


  • The teacher probably wanted to use this child’s sweet as an example to the others. Completely unfair and wasteful though. I would be demanding a replacement.


  • I don’t agree with that at all. First) it’s wasteful, Second) kids need to learn they aren’t always going to “get” the same as everyone else…. whether it be sweet treats, exam marks or job offers.


  • This is not right and nothing gives teachers the right to throw away food. Send it home with a note. Not all children can have what others are having. My youngest son has food that others can not eat, does that mean he should starve as I have learnt to make his food look tasty.


  • no if the teacher doesn’t want the other kids to be upset because they don’t have a sweet treat then maybe she could have sent a note home explaining this to the mother. I always try to send my girls to school with a sweet treat, because sometimes you just need something sweet


  • It should have just been sent home. Or the teacher could mind her own business?


  • I don’t think it’s ok for anyone to throw out perfectly good food.


  • No never ok ! I would have the urge to throw some lunch box items of the teacher away.
    The item should have been sent home.


  • Its not ok to throw away food. Should have just send it back with a note or something to discuss with the parent.


  • Would love to know which item was thrown. All look ok to me


  • Definitely not okay. You would need uniform standardized lunchboxes with the exact same food if you are worried about fairness of what each kid had to eat.

    • I’m absolutely not for uniform standardized lunchboxes. We have the right to feed our kids what we think is good. In my opinion school has no right to interfere in that, unless a kid is starving and neglected


  • that looks like an ok lunch. they shouldn’t have thrown it out.


  • It is not ok for anyone to throw out food for so many reasons.
    It seems to cross lines and is wasteful too.

    • When many children in the world go hungry I just do not understand throwing away food and the focus on lunch boxes.


  • No, this is completely unacceptable. I’d be complaining to the school.


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