Federal Programs School Parents Notified: No Lunches From Home Allowed
What is this?!
I went from confusion to dumbfounded to feeling being hurt knowing my child would come home hungry. Zion refuses eats what the school provide, I know this because he’s uber picky but after I received a note from his teacher last month that he hasn’t eat much and perhaps I could pack him a lunch. I did…
Until one day last week, I received this note and I was confused as wanting to know why and I called the health coordinator. Left a message hoping they would call back but they didn’t. So I was like, f this… I continue to pack him a lunch.
Then I received this with a little note from his teacher to not send a lunch from home unless a doctor’s note is sent in. Why do we need a doctor’s note? This is astounding on so many levels. How dare they tell me not to pack a lunch from home but they would force my child to eat? I know my child and I know what he likes to eat. But if he refuses, what is he going to eat then?
It hurts me as a mother that he won’t eat what the school provide.
It hurts me as a mother to know he would sit there and watch all of his friends happily eat their lunches.
It hurts me as a mother that it’s a federal funded and it’s all about the money.
It hurts me as a mother to know that we always have an option to pack a lunch but at this school it’s not an option at all.
The mother in this claim has not identified the school in which her children are of attendance. She has a blog that she updates regularly. With no further verification of the location, it is not possible to determine whether this was an actual Federal Program, or the school making the decision just takes part in federal funding. We will follow up with Linda in an effort to clear up this matter. There have been public schools in the city of Chicago in recent years that have banned home packed lunches, so it is not the first occurence.