Meet Leeza Pearson, the mom who got “lunch shamed” over Oreos

Leeza Pearson received a pretty aggressive note after she put some Oreos in her 4-year-old daughter’s lunch for a snack. She says she doesn’t usually do that, but she was out of fruit and vegetables for the week.

Children’s Academy in Aurora, Colorado responded with this missive, which includes an odd demand that if a child shows up with potatoes, they will need bread to go with it? What are they talking about? Potato sandwiches? Does one carb cancel out another carb? So many questions:

“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 didn’t even allow Pearson’s daughter to eat the cookies, and instead took them like they were contraband.

“I think it is definitely over the top, especially because they told her she can’t eat what is in her lunch,” Pearson told ABC News. “They should have at least allowed to eat her food and contacted me to explain the policy and tell me not to pack them again.”

“She is not overweight by any means and I usually try to feed her healthy,” Pearson said. She also provided her daughter with a sandwich and string cheese. “It’s not like I was offering cookies to the entire class and it’s not like that was the only thing in her lunch.”

She also pointed out that the private pre-school has asked parents to bring candy for Easter, and that teachers have handed out jelly beans to students before.

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