Mum shocked after her three-year-old child’s preschool sent home a note about the contents of the lunchbox she had packed that morning.
Melinda Reist who shared the note said her friend included a piece of chocolate cake in her child’s lunchbox. She never expected to receive a note telling her it was a bad choice.
When the child arrived home from school that day, mum received a note with a red frowning face image.
‘Your child has chocolate slice from the red food category today,’ the letter read.
‘Please choose healthier options for kindy.’
Ms Reist posted a picture of it on her Facebook page, and told her followers she had advised the woman to ‘put in two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost’.
State funded schools in South Australia are subject to the Right Bite programme, which classifies foods into red, amber and green categories, shares Daily Mail.
Red foods are strongly discouraged, while green foods are heavily encouraged.
The programme encourages schools to work with parents to stop them packing ‘red’ foods for their children.
Suggestions include using newsletter notices, information sessions and canteen duty as a means of communication – as opposed to notes written in red.
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