'Unhealthy' Lunchbox: Why Was This Mother Shamed?

The school deemed the food 'unhealthy' and would not let her child eat it.

A mother has shared  how her child's 'unhealthy' lunchbox was shamed by her child's school.

Posting the photo in the comments section of a Cornwall Live post, Laura Lee was bemused by the school's hardline approach to school lunches.

A variety of fruit and vegetables are pictured, but it was the three mini cookies that were deemed 'unhealthy' by her son's school.

"I sent my 2.5 yr old son to school with this and the cookies got sent home because they’re unhealthy - there was 3 MINI Cookies 🙈," she said.

The photo created a buzz, with many users commenting on how well-balanced the variety of foods were, and the ridiculous rules the school had in place.

"This looks perfect to me! Some settings are quite militant with the healthy packed lunches, and it sounds like your sons setting is one of those places!" said Wayne Shamrrocks, who also said he works in nurseries and had seen "terrible" packed lunches from parents.

"Looks like you took time and effort to his lunch ‘fun’ and appealing. Absolute rubbish that he wasn’t allowed to get those small cookies. Everything in moderation surely," said Susan Mcgowan.

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One user shared their own story of having their child's food returned by the school.

"That looks great and well balanced, my son's drink got sent home because it was fizzy , it was sparkling water," said Christina Robinson.

Lunchbox shaming  is a recent phenomena as school's try and tackle the rising obesity epidemic in children.

Image: Facebook: Jessica Gianoni

Last year, mum Jessica Gianoni was sent a condescending note by her daughter's school about a piece of cake that was sent in her lunch.

Labelled a "sometimes" food, teachers gave her daughter a "healthy alternative", and even went on to tell Gianoni that they could provide her with healthy food options if she needed help.

Another woman, Melinda Tankard Reist posted a note that a friend received, shaming a chocolate slice included in her child's lunch, labeling it as being in the "Red Food' category.

Complete with a sad smiley face, the note told the mother to include healthier options.

Featured Image: Facebook/ Laura Lee