A confused mum has shared pictures of child’s packed lunch which her kid’s school deemed too ‘unhealthy’.
Laura Lee said she cannot understand why her son’s lunchbox featuring salad and vegetables was declared unhealthy by his primary school.
Laura said the lunch which included celery, pepper sticks, grapes and hummus wasn’t acceptable – all because it contained three mini cookies.
The little boy was told he wasn’t allowed to eat the ‘treat’ of cookies packed by his mum but was allowed to eat the rest of his lunch.
Therefore, Laura decided to share a photo of the lunch on Facebook in response to the Wales Online report in which teachers shared the worst lunches brought into school by children.
Replying to Laura’s post, one mum wrote on Facebook: “Amazing, when a child’s free school lunch can have syrup sponge and custard for pudding.”
Another parent added: “That looks great and well balanced, my son’s drink got sent home because it was fizzy, it was sparkling water.”
The government 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, bread, and potatoes.
The guidelines state there can’t be drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets or more than two portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week.