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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Published 21st October 2019

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