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Old 01-24-2015, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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Seriously?.....You think 4 chocolate bars, marshmallows, crackers and a pickle is a good balanced meal?
Regardless, it is not the teachers place to comment on her lunch!
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:10 AM
 
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We know that she had four pieces of ham, low fat string cheese, Ritz crackers, a pickle, marshmallows and 4 chocolate bars. We don't know anything beyond that regarding size or quality of the items. I don't think the note home was appropriate.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I'm shocked, but not really (unfortunately), that so many people posting here think that they know better than that father what's best for his child. Calling him a bad father because of ONE lunch that he compromised on with his daughter?

Seriously???

You guys need a new hobby or something. Keep your noses out of other peoples' lives and worry about your own problems and issues, of which I'm sure you have many.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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We usually pack a lunch for our kid, but not always. Twice when I have asked her what she ate from the cafeteria she has given some weird answers. Once it was "farts" and the other time it was "meat sticks". It would have been funny if I would have written the school a note asking them to "Please stop serving serving my kid, farts and meat sticks for lunch and serve something appropriate".
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I would use my lunch money mom gave me to buy candy in the morning(blow-pops and noworlaters and gum) on the way to the bus.
At school it would all be sold before lunchtime came, making me a profit enough to go with a senior with a car and eat off campus and get a hamburger at Sonic.
You did this at age 8?
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Who does this teacher think she is telling this little girl what she can and cannot put in her body?
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Regardless, it is not the teachers place to comment on her lunch!
Actually it is exactly what we expect from our educators! They are tasked with our children during the school day, we expect them to be accountable for everything our child does while in their care and parents are quite vocal when their precious snowflake isn't happy.

It was observed by school staff (yes cafeteria workers are school staff and quite capable) that the child was eating what most would consider a poor lunch. I think the note was written properly; the teacher was bringing to the parents attention what was observed .

My first thought would have been WTF were you doing! And I would ensure that my child leaves the house with the lunch that was packed if I thought they had changed it. Secondly lets think of how many parents would be screaming bloody murder because they weren't told about this situation occurring with their child.

I see the parent is a doctor, real impressive....
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I'll bet the crackers were graham an she was making some s'mores, this would be her treat much like the 2 pack of cupcakes that were common when I was a kid. . What part of the article you didn't read is the girl had ham and cheese, the irony here is the cafeteria worker didn't see it either. No bread because they apparently don't eat a lot of bread.

In any event unless the kid is malnourished it's nobody's business but the parents.
Maybe the kid weighs in at 200 pounds.

Sounds like an over reach to me. Then again, it may be school policy. Dad could have taken it up with the school. Instead, he took the Junior High way out.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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That dad has extremely poor parenting skills.
And you made this assessment based on one lunch? ROFL What does the kid eat for breakfast and dinner?

This reminds of a relatives kid who said the health nut principal gave him the eye roll when he saw he had a pack of cupcakes. Waht the pricipal doesn't know is that kid was probably eating better than him at home.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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I'm shocked, but not really (unfortunately), that so many people posting here think that they know better than that father what's best for his child. Calling him a bad father because of ONE lunch that he compromised on with his daughter?

Seriously???

You guys need a new hobby or something. Keep your noses out of other peoples' lives and worry about your own problems and issues, of which I'm sure you have many.
The father is the one who posted this on public media, he chose to place it in the public forum...
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