Outrageous Teacher Stops 5-Year-Old From Eating Oreos, Sends Note Home to Mom
A Colorado mother says her five-year-old daughter was prevented from eating Oreos by her preschool teacher.
Since the cookies were deemed unhealthy, Leeza Pearson said she received the following note, shaming her for what she packed in the lunch.
"Dear Parents, it is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a heavy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone's participation."
The school, Children's Academy in Aurora, said it is not their policy to send a note like that to parents.
The director of Children's Academy said she's investigating the note, adding that it should not have gone out to any parent. The director said it is not school policy to tell parents what children can or can't eat for lunch.
A discussion will be held with the teacher Tuesday, the director said.
Pearson and her daughter talked to Brian Kilmeade about the head-scratching series of events.
The rest of the lunch included a ham-and-cheese sandwich and string cheese.
Pearson said she was "completely shocked" when she saw the note, adding that she doesn't pack cookies in Natalie's lunch every day.
"She always eats healthy. We don't pack unhealthy lunches all the time. So Oreos, we thought no big deal," said Pearson.
Pearson said the head of the school refused to speak to her and her fiancee about what happened.
Kilmeade said the school did not return calls from "Fox and Friends."