Although eating properly is vital for maintaining a fit body and being in good physical shape in general, doing so is not as simple as it appears.
With our hectic schedules, most of us barely have time to eat anything, and making it ourselves is often impossible.
When it comes to our children, though, we do everything we can to teach them to eat healthy foods from a young age so that it becomes a habit.
However, one Canadian mother claimed that her little son’s school went too far when they deemed his home-brought lunch to be harmful and tossed it out.
Durham Catholic District School initiated a healthy eating initiative and exclusively served healthy food to the students.
Parents were invited to embrace the initiative and be mindful of what they put in their children’s lunch boxes.
As a result, one mother packed a slice of banana bread for her son, which he enjoyed.
The teacher, to her surprise, though the choice was harmful because it had chocolate chips, so she simply took it and hurled it in front of everyone.
The distressed four-year-old youngster had grapes for lunch that day because it was all he had after his food was taken away from him.
Elaina Daoust, his mother, was enraged that her kid had to go through such a traumatic ordeal.
“He brought home a chart (with healthy food alternatives) and told me he and the instructor had discussed it and good choices. She also sent me a note. Elaina told The Star, “I was very, really, really mad for various reasons.”
Goldfish crackers, juice boxes, granola bars, chocolate milk, string cheese, and fruit snacks were among the goods that the staff prohibited from being consumed within the school.
Elaina’s son wasn’t the only one who didn’t get his lunch, as roughly 30 other parents stated their children had the same experience.
However, the school thinks they have every right to seize the children’s bad food because healthy eating is now part of the school curriculum, and students must be able to discriminate between what is and is not healthy.
However, not everyone agrees with the school’s approach.
“There is nowhere in our policy or procedures that states our staff is permitted to take food away from a student,” says James MacKinnon, a teaching and learning consultant with the school board.
What are your thoughts on the policy at this school? What would you do if you were in this mother’s position?