Even though these parents took the time to pack their children lunches and snacks for school, their kids were left without food.
Parents in Durham, Ontario, are sharing stories of how teachers are taking away snacks and lunches from children that they deem to be unhealthy. According to The Star, the foods being discouraged vary depending on classroom and school but include “Goldfish crackers, Bear Paws cookies, granola bars, string cheese, Jello, juice boxes, pudding cups, gummy fruit snacks, raisins, Animal Crackers, chocolate milk and Sun Chips.”
However, Durham District School Board Superintendent Luigia Ayotte said in a statement that there is no official list of banned foods. “We understand there may have been some issues with regard to certain foods students bring for snacks and lunches, but food preferences and choice remain with students and parents unless they pose an adverse allergic danger to other students,” she said.
Yet 30 local parents have shared their troubling stories. While many understand the allergy risk of certain foods, they don’t believe their child should be singled out for the food choices that…