Do you see anything wrong with this lunchbox? Mum is furious after her four-year-old daughter is labelled ‘overweight’ by the school nurse
- A mum has been left fuming after her four-year-old was described as overweight
- A school nurse commented on the child’s BMI and told her mum to feed her well
- She said she needed healthier options despite lunchbox stocked with vegetables
A mum has been left furious after a school nurse called her four-year-old daughter overweight and told her to pack healthier options in her lunchbox.
The mum shared a picture of her daughter’s school lunch which included a sugar-free yoghurt, home-made sausage rolls, vegetable sticks, chopped fruit, cheese and Ritz biscuits.
She also slammed the school’s decision to have ‘routine health checks’ done in school hours.
A mum has been left furious after a school nurse called her four-year-old daughter overweight and told her to pack healthier options in her lunchbox
‘They check hearing, eyes and do a BMI on the children,’ she fumed mentioning again that her daughter is four.
‘The nurse had never seen our lunches but told me my child was overweight, she assumed I was not feeding her healthy foods and told me I need to offer healthier options because she is ‘well above average’,’ she wrote.
‘I don’t believe my daughter is overweight, she eats loads of fruit and vegetables and is healthy and happy.’
And people agreed with the angry mum and said her lunchbox ‘looked perfect’.
‘It looks healthy to me. I wouldn’t believe anything the child health nurses says when it comes to weight,’ one mum said.
‘How rude. Take no notice of what she has said you have made a great lunch variety for your child and as long as they eat the foods and are happy what’s wrong with it?’ another mum said.
Others agreed and said the nurses have no right to tell people what to feed their children.
‘Sometimes these nurses are just mean and wrong,’ another mum wrote.
‘I’d be curious to know what training the health nurse received on nutrition during their time in university and prac? Lunchbox looks delish and balanced,’ said another mum admitting she wasn’t a professional.
Others were left fuming from their own dealings with the nurses.
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‘Tell the health nurse to come on over and show you how it’s done. If not then tell her to shut up. I stopped seeing those poor excuses of parental support years ago. Never looked back,’ another woman said.
Others demanded to know what was wrong with the lunchbox as they ‘couldn’t spot anything’.
Some even said they would be interested to see inside the nurses lunchbox.