Laura Lee said she cannot understand why her son’s lunch box featuring salad and veg was declared unhealthy by his primary school.
Laura said the lunch, which included celery, pepper sticks, grapes and hummus, wasn’t acceptable because it contained three mini cookies.
He was told he wasn’t allowed to eat the ‘treat’ of cookies from his mum but was allowed to eat the rest of his lunch.
She shared a photo of the lunch on Facebook in response to Wales Online report where teachers shared the worst lunches brought into school by children.
I thought it was pretty balanced -Evidently not
Replying to Laura, Stephanie Hughes wrote on Facebook: “Amazing, when a child’s free school lunch can have syrup sponge and custard for a pudding.
And Christina Robinson said: “That looks great and well balanced, my son’s drink got sent home because it was fizzy, it was sparkling water.”
The Government also provides guidelines for schools on what they are allowed to serve for lunch, which must include high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish, fruit and vegetables or bread, other cereals and potatoes.
The guidelines state there can’t be drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets or more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week.