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November 23rd, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Manitoba mother fined $10 for packing 'unbalanced' daycare lunch for children | CTV News

What do you think? What would you do in the mother's situation?
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November 23rd, 2013, 07:19 AM
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a friend of mine posted this on fb the other day, i think that supplementing a kids lunch is a great idea, because lots of parents do back nothing but garbage for their kids to eat. However, this mother packed a perfectly healthy lunch, ritz crackers are not exactly what i would consider a healthy substitute, also 10 dollars for crackers is outrageous
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November 24th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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I completely agree with you Bree. I am dreading when I have to start packing a lunch for Cam.

I think they need some discretion over when to utilize this policy and what they supplement with. That was a perfectly fine lunch, but I agree other kids don't necessarily get the best lunches. And I mean, if its a one off thing, that should be taken into consideration as well, rather than a daily occurence.
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November 24th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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See I don't agree with it at all. By there own standards a lunchable and some fruit gummies would be considered a balanced lunch, sorry but that to me is a crap lunch but it's considered acceptable. What if those children had wheat allergies or were gluten intolerant? Or if it's a child who is lactose intolerant, are they going to fine the mother every day and try to force the child to eat something that they have an allergy or intolerance to because it's been mandated by the province that every child must eat from all four food groups at ever lunch?

I think this is just as bad as the teachers who tell me I can't send baked goods to school with my children because they have sugar in them. Leave what I feed my children to me, and just do your job of teaching my children.
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November 24th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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i agree, assuming your child as enough food to eat at lunch then it may be best to just let it be. I didnt know you couldnt send cookies to school for lunch, i mean as long as cookies arent the only thing in your kids lunch who are they to say they dont deserve a little treat
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November 24th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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It depends on the teacher. I have a couple of great teachers this year and as long as the lunch is not packed full of candy and the kids have enough to eat they leave it alone. I've had one teacher who checked the kids lunches every day and told them what they could eat and what had to be sent home.

My friend who as a dd the same age as my DD1 has a teacher this year who won't allow lunch meats, any baked goods or anything prepackaged. She's on a health kick and believes all the kids should be too. My friend is going nuts trying to find things to feed her daughter that the teacher won't send back home with a note.
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November 25th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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WHAT! That is too far. This is why I'm dreading packing a lunch. And with the way things are going, its not like this is going to improve any time soon.

Home baked is delicious! Its what I live for! And I looooooved things like gushers and dunkaroos and such. A nice treat!

I think the premise behind it is fair, but that you have some that take it way too far. Like they did in the article. And apparently some teachers you've come across Caroline!
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November 26th, 2013, 05:13 AM
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Thats ridiculous Caroline! I would raise you know what over rules like that! Assuming there is no policy against having that food (like the no peanut products rule) i dont think a teacher should be telling a kid they cant eat their lunch
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November 26th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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My friend who as a dd the same age as my DD1 has a teacher this year who won't allow lunch meats, any baked goods or anything prepackaged. She's on a health kick and believes all the kids should be too. My friend is going nuts trying to find things to feed her daughter that the teacher won't send back home with a note.
That's crazy. When I was young we didn't have any money so I grew up on baloney sandwiches for lunch. I'm not saying that it's good to feed it to your kids every single day, but sometimes you are in a hurry and need to grab a Michelina's from the freezer, or a muffin, or a granola bar or something like that, and shove it in your lunch bag.

Or I guess you could send your kid to daycare in his pyjamas with breakfast smeared all over his face and say "Well I had no time this morning cause I was stuck making lunches from scratch, so you deal with him"
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November 26th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I grew up on bologna too, it's the only thing I would eat.

I've had it out with a couple of teachers over lunches and basically told them to do what they do best, which is teach my kids, and let me worry about what they eat. If I had to deal with the teacher my friend's DD has though, I think I'd flip my lid.
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November 26th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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What is wrong with bolonga???

I don't get all these rules.
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November 27th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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i think because lunch meat in general probably isnt the healthiest option as far as meats go. That being said, i dont think its ok to say you give your kid a bologna sandwich everyday if thats all you can afford, its certainly better than not eating anything at all
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