Read the cheeky note left in a lunchbox by a daughter fed-up with her healthy lunches
- Schoolgirl delivers brutal assessment of packed lunches
- Mother gets back lunch box with a cheeky note inside it
A mother has received brutal feedback from her daughter about the healthy school lunches she has been packing for her.
The Melbourne mother had given her daughter a health variety of food that included sandwiches, pretzels, a banana and chopped Kiwi fruit.
She was left stunned after her daughter returned the lunchbox with a cheeky post-it note included inside of it.
‘This food sucks,’ it read.
A mother has shared the very unflattering review her daughter provided of the packed lunch she had for school
The mother shared her unexpected find on Facebook revealing how she had been left shocked by it.
‘This week after seeing yet another lunch box come home with all the healthy stuff untouched, I made good on my threat to only pack healthy stuff and no treats unless the healthy stuff was eaten,’ she wrote.
‘This (the Post-it note) is the feedback my darling daughter provided.’
The woman laughed it off as a ‘parenting fail’ but some social media users were left unamused.
‘If the lunch you make her ‘sucks’ then she can make her own from now on,’ one wrote.
‘If she can write, she can make her own like most of us did as a kid. None of this fancy lunchbox thing,’ another weighed in.
‘So many kids would die to eat this as they have nothing to eat,’ one person wrote.
‘It is happening not only overseas but also in Australia. Kids need to learn the value of food.’
Some were sympathetic to the child’s point of view saying the banana appeared ‘manky’ and the kiwi needed ‘peeling’.
Dietitian Jaime Rose Chambers has been sharing her thoughts on what the perfect school lunch should contain.
Ms Chambers posts daily pictures on Instagram of what she makes for her own children, and says it doesn’t matter if things can feel a bit ‘same-ish’, as lunch is only one meal of the day and there are plenty of other meals and snacks.
When it comes to lunch for her own two kids, Jaime (pictured) favours a ‘picky’ approach – whereby she includes a number of different foods separated into different parts of a container
When it comes to lunch for her own two kids, Jaime favours a ‘picky’ approach.
She includes a number of different foods separated into different parts of a container.
For primary-school and kindergarten-aged children, Jaime recommends trying to keep their lunch food ‘familiar’.
She added sometimes she will make ‘minor adjustments’ to help to widen their palette and provide a broad range of nutrients.
‘Always try to give fruit and veg and other foods that don’t travel well in a lunchbox at other food times,’ she said.
She recommends always quartering foods like strawberries and grapes if your children are young to prevent a choking risk.
When it comes to what you should and shouldn’t include in a school or packed lunchbox, Jaime said the most important thing to think about is whether something will travel well.
She always packs sandwiches – ham and cheese on wholegrain bread and jam sandwiches are favourites with her children – because they last well and are popular.
Jaime tries to steer clear of white bread as much as possible.
The dietitian also likes to include things that will work well for a snack, like yoghurt pouches or smoothie drops, which are a good source of dairy, as well as plenty of cut-up fruit and veg.
What to avoid in a lunchbox
* Nuts or items with nuts in them
* Meals that won’t travel well
* Messy foods with rich sauces
* White bread as much as possible
* Too much candy, chocolate or overly processed foods
* Bananas without the skin on to prevent them dying
What to include in a lunchbox
* Cut-up sandwiches on white or wholegrain bread, crusts on or off
* Smoothie drops or yoghurt pouches
* Cut-up fruit and vegetables
* Homemade chocolate bliss balls
* Cold meats like ham or chicken
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