What planet are bullies actually on these days? How is this something you even tease a kid about?  Someone please clue us in!

Radio host and author Meshel Laurie says her son was bullied over a single homemade chocolate chip cookie she packed in his lunch.

Meshel says her nine year old was targeted over the treat, leaving her wondering when school bullies became so health conscious.

“My son was bullied at school today because he had an unhealthy snack,” she wrote on Twitter. “(Homemade chic chip cookie. 1.) School. Has. Changed.”

“I wish that ‘bully’ could go back in time to my primary school in Toowoomba in the early 80’s for just one little lunch. Cookies were biscuits, shoes were optional, and bullies were not known for their health food programs.”

“I really, really want to advise my son to tell that kid to f-ck off,” she wrote. “Just nice and simple. Right in his smug little face. Old school. Ugh. I know I can’t though. That kid is hiding behind the niceness of the school. It’s hard being a bogan parent sometimes.”

Laurie eventually admitted her son wouldn’t be pleased at all the attention the incident was now getting thanks to his celebrity mum’s tweet, saying, “My son loves school so much, even if he cops a bit of sh-t from time to time about his lunch and his my little pony obsession. Nobody bothered me about anything and I hated it. He’s just a naturally positive person. Lucky dude.”

Seriously? Is this a thing? Why do other kids even care what their classmates are eating?

Has your child ever been bullied by other kids over their lunch box treats?

Share your comments below.

  • my son is autistic and had a few close friends at school, but he had bullies after him. punch, hit, kick and call him names. went on for a few years. nothing really was done about it. one day they wouldn’t let him pass, and he got so anxious and angry that he turned around and said “f**k off”, the teachers heard it, but didn’t know my son said that, they took the bullies to the front office where they had to write sorry letter, and get their parents to sign it. after that I took him out of school and we now homeschool and he said he feels much safer and has become more happier. I still don’t know why there are bullies everywhere.


  • The bullies probably wish they had a mum who cared enough to pack a treat.


  • I think it is good that you cook your sons lunch box goodies. It sounds as though your son can put up with the bullies, I would tell him to say he lovre his homemade cookies and feels pleased that his mum makes things for him, do the bullies have the same attention from their Mums..Sounds mean but they are the mean ones


  • He was probably bullied by that kid because he was jealous. I hope your son still enjoyed his treat. Bullying is on the rise and mostly about stupid things.


  • Seriously? How very dare they? To bully someone FULL STOP is wrong. To bully someone over their food choices – back off. I love Meshel’s response. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Bullies are bullies no matter what they choose to bully about. I hope this bully’s parent is reading this.


  • Wish the PC police could be silenced at times.


  • My point is be it a child or teacher you should think before you open your huge trap. Not saying whether this treat was healthy or not but just how does the bully – er know whether this cookie contained healthy flour, added fibre, low fat milk and soy or dark choc chips.


  • Bullies are often envious of their target. I was bullied my whole life thru childhood & even as an adult, I have only recently learned to stand up for myself & I am in my 50’s!
    My kids were constantly bullied at school for being high achievers & it went on for too long so we changed schools over it but in the end I took my kids to self defence classes. I told them to punch the bully in the nose hard enough that when I got called up to the school over it then it would be worth it. My kids only had to hit back once then it stopped, their school even congratulated me & my kids on stopping a bully they could not control. I was fed up with ripped clothes & broken lunch boxes so sometimes you just have to do something more physical about it before they will leave you alone.


  • I was politely spoken to by my Punks’ Preschool teacher because I sent a small packet of chips as a treat for each of them. I was told that they try to promote “healthy” choices and prefer rice crackers instead of chips, and they also don’t want lollies or chocolate packed in their lunchboxes. She did, however, tell me all of this after she pointed out that they only asked if they could open the chips AFTER they had finished their other food — corn on the cob, brussel sprouts, a stick of cheese and a mandarin for one, small amount of feta, olives, tomatoes, carrot and celery sticks, hommus and a mandarin for the other. They already know that they’re not allowed to ask for treats until they’ve eaten the good stuff! Ironically, the kids all have cupcakes almost every day of preschool to celebrate birthdays……


  • Lol nothing wrong with a homemade choc chip cookie. Like the Cookie Monster says, “cookies are sometime food.”


  • Seriously! bullied over a choc chip cookie! I remember we shared our treats and never bullied anyone. Playground/lunch box police/bullies….sigh! :(


  • At my kids schools I’ve noticed that lots of kids eat very unhealthy lunchbox treats, like daily lollies, chocolates, sugary muesli bars, cakes, cookies, donuts, chips, etc.
    In general I think kids don’t like to stand out. Anything different then the rest could be a reason to get bullied. It’s sad.


  • I think we need to be really careful what we’re saying in front of our kids. They hear what they say somewhere.


  • We are living in a world where other people feel they have the right to express anything they want. We need to remember that we too have rights – one of them being the right to ignore them.


  • Bullies will find anything to pick on someone. They are just mean people


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