Mum’s fury as ‘lunchbox police’ reprimand her over daughter’s snack

A Melbourne mother has been reprimanded by her child's school for packing a lamington into a lunchbox.

The lamington was returned uneaten, along with a note from the kindergarten, saying "it doesn't comply with the school's nutrition policy”.

The mother was told not to include it in her child's lunch again.

The lamington was returned to the mum along with a 'lunchbox reminder'. Source: 7 News
The lamington was returned to the mum along with a 'lunchbox reminder'. Source: 7 News

She pointed out to the lunchbox police that the lamington only contained 40 calories.

Seven News readers took to social media to voice their own disbelief at the lamington shunning.

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It comes one year after a South Australian mother was also shamed for sending her child to kindergarten with a slice of cake, causing an online stir from other parents who rallied against the pre-school’s “nanny rules”.

A note was sent home with the pre-schooler alerting the child’s parents that the chocolate slice was “from the red category” and suggested they “choose healthier options”.

Picture: A SA mother was shamed for sending her child to kindergarten with a slice of cake. Melinda Tankard Reist/Facebook
Picture: A SA mother was shamed for sending her child to kindergarten with a slice of cake. Melinda Tankard Reist/Facebook

Prominent commentator and writer Melinda Tankard Reist said her friend, a mother of eight, received the note from her three-year-old’s kindy.

“I told her to put in two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost,” she wrote with the post.

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