Mom pulls child out of school after receiving note from teacher saying lunchbox is unhealthy

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By Asiya Ali

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A woman has revealed that she pulled her son out of school after he received a note from a teacher about his food choices.

Megan Peavey, from Bradford, New Hampshire, took to TikTok to share with viewers that she had been "snack-shamed" by her child's preschool teacher.

She said that a teacher allegedly penned a message on her toddler's used Pringles container, which read: "Please help us make healthy choices at school."

The mom was left outraged by it, saying: "They snack-shamed my three-year-old, they snack-shamed me, by writing that passive-aggressively."

Watch Megan's TikTok below:

Megan revealed that she messaged the school personally, and explained that in her household they don't "label" food as "healthy and unhealthy" because "that starts eating disorders".

The mother-of-two then concluded her video by asking her followers: "What would you do? Do you think that's ridiculous? Because I do."

Many people rushed to the comment section to share their similar experiences. One user that disagreed with the school's note wrote: "My niece 7 was told she could not have her snack because it was deemed 'unhealthy' by their standards. She had to sit and watch everyone else eat."

Another penned: "I’m a prek teacher. Never would I ever tell a family to 'make healthy choices.' My girls get a bag of chips w their sandwiches along w fresh fruit."

A third quipped: "Send Pringles the next day that day 'when you buy it, you can decide what the snack is'."

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In a follow-up video, Megan revealed that she had decided to approach the school director about the incident and shared how "disappointed she was about how it was handled" and that they should have "reached out to her directly" instead of writing the note on a piece of "trash".

In response, she claimed that the director reminded her that they had previously asked parents to start sending in "healthy snacks" for their children.

"I didn't consider Pringles to be this unhealthy snack. I considered things like Cheetos, Doritos, Milky Way bars, things like that to be an unhealthy snack," she continued. "I would pack him Pringles with a granola bar, yogurt, fruit... regardless, did I think it was appropriate to write it on my son's empty packet of Pringles? No."

The mom contended that the school didn't apologize for the situation and that instead, she was told that they "no longer [had] a part-time spot" for her child during the summer program.

So, she decided to remove her son from the school altogether. "It just felt so uncalled for and disrespectful," she said. "I walked downstairs, and I checked my son out, and that's that. We're done there."

In another clip, Megan shared that she had a background in mental health counseling, and reiterated that she won't "let my kids get an eating disorder because a school is labeling things as healthy and unhealthy".

"That to me is unhealthy," she concluded.

Featured image credit: Ableimages / Getty

Mom pulls child out of school after receiving note from teacher saying lunchbox is unhealthy

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By Asiya Ali

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A woman has revealed that she pulled her son out of school after he received a note from a teacher about his food choices.

Megan Peavey, from Bradford, New Hampshire, took to TikTok to share with viewers that she had been "snack-shamed" by her child's preschool teacher.

She said that a teacher allegedly penned a message on her toddler's used Pringles container, which read: "Please help us make healthy choices at school."

The mom was left outraged by it, saying: "They snack-shamed my three-year-old, they snack-shamed me, by writing that passive-aggressively."

Watch Megan's TikTok below:

Megan revealed that she messaged the school personally, and explained that in her household they don't "label" food as "healthy and unhealthy" because "that starts eating disorders".

The mother-of-two then concluded her video by asking her followers: "What would you do? Do you think that's ridiculous? Because I do."

Many people rushed to the comment section to share their similar experiences. One user that disagreed with the school's note wrote: "My niece 7 was told she could not have her snack because it was deemed 'unhealthy' by their standards. She had to sit and watch everyone else eat."

Another penned: "I’m a prek teacher. Never would I ever tell a family to 'make healthy choices.' My girls get a bag of chips w their sandwiches along w fresh fruit."

A third quipped: "Send Pringles the next day that day 'when you buy it, you can decide what the snack is'."

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

In a follow-up video, Megan revealed that she had decided to approach the school director about the incident and shared how "disappointed she was about how it was handled" and that they should have "reached out to her directly" instead of writing the note on a piece of "trash".

In response, she claimed that the director reminded her that they had previously asked parents to start sending in "healthy snacks" for their children.

"I didn't consider Pringles to be this unhealthy snack. I considered things like Cheetos, Doritos, Milky Way bars, things like that to be an unhealthy snack," she continued. "I would pack him Pringles with a granola bar, yogurt, fruit... regardless, did I think it was appropriate to write it on my son's empty packet of Pringles? No."

The mom contended that the school didn't apologize for the situation and that instead, she was told that they "no longer [had] a part-time spot" for her child during the summer program.

So, she decided to remove her son from the school altogether. "It just felt so uncalled for and disrespectful," she said. "I walked downstairs, and I checked my son out, and that's that. We're done there."

In another clip, Megan shared that she had a background in mental health counseling, and reiterated that she won't "let my kids get an eating disorder because a school is labeling things as healthy and unhealthy".

"That to me is unhealthy," she concluded.

Featured image credit: Ableimages / Getty