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To be annoyed with what happened to DC at school today!

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SpagBolgs Mon 10-Feb-14 21:40:26

DC have packed lunch and usually their lunch consist of Water a cathedral city snack, sandwiches and some sort of fruit usually apple slices. I packed DD lunch which was water, cheese snack bites, apple slices and sandwiches. When DD went to lunch the dinner ladies look in her box and told her she couldn't have her sandwich as it was unhealthy it was a BLT with cheese as they deemed it to be unhealthy it was confiscated!!! DD came home in tears and was pretty upset. AIBU to complain? angry DD has allergies so the school meals do not suit her that why she has packed lunch.

phoolani Mon 10-Feb-14 21:42:07

God, did they provide her with a suitable alternative? Or just let her go hungry? I'd go all gob shite on them if they did this to one of mine!

Mojang Mon 10-Feb-14 21:44:23

That's so ridiculous I can't quite believe she's got the story straight. Speak to the school

frugalfuzzpig Mon 10-Feb-14 21:45:05

FFS no YANBU how ridiculous of them.

kotinka Mon 10-Feb-14 21:45:52

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LoveSewingBee Mon 10-Feb-14 21:46:36

Definitely complain!

nannynewo Mon 10-Feb-14 21:46:41

YADNBU!!! This is really out of order!! If they deem something to be unhealthy within her packed lunch (not saying whether she should or shouldn't be eating a BLT sandwich) then they need to let you know not to pack it in future!! They shouldn't have let your DD go hungry! Terrible!

bonvivant Mon 10-Feb-14 21:46:46

YANBU - I would complain

TheScience Mon 10-Feb-14 21:46:54

I would be furious if anyone removed any food from my child's lunch. If they have a problem with what I send then take it up with me!

Unless there was something in there that was banned for safety reasons they had no grounds to take her food - and even then they should have provided her with a suitable alternative.

Definitely speak to the school tomorrow to confirm exactly what happened.

cansu Mon 10-Feb-14 21:48:03

I don't believe any school would confiscate a child's sandwich. The worst that could have happened was that she was told to bring something else next time. There is no way her lunch would have been confiscated.

Pipbin Mon 10-Feb-14 21:49:00

How old is DD? Is there a chance she didn't get her story straight? I can't believe that they would decide a sandwich like that was unhealthy. Damn near every kid in my class has chocolate spread or jam!
I would speak to the school and check that they know, dinner ladies can become a law unto themselves.

LizzieVereker Mon 10-Feb-14 21:49:38

Before you get really angry double check that the sandwich was definitely taken away from her. If it was then YADNBU to be very, very angry.

Poor little girl, she must have been really embarassed, not to mention hungry. One of my friends teaches Primary, and has had children bring cold MacDonalds from the night before in for their lunch, so a BLT isn't that much to worry about, is it?

IDontDoIroning Mon 10-Feb-14 21:50:50

Omg my jaw just hit the floor.

What's more unhealthy a child eating a Blt sandwich - containing protein, carbs possibly some fat on the bacon and some veg ie a balanced meal or going hungry.

kotinka Mon 10-Feb-14 21:50:55

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TheOneWithTheHair Mon 10-Feb-14 21:52:50

You need to take this up with the school. If your dd is correct, that is utterly appalling.

Mojang Mon 10-Feb-14 21:54:09

I like to think i know a bit about nutrition. What's wrong with a blt? better than 50% of the packed lunches here.

I once foolishly sent ds1 with a fairy cake he'd decorated with sweets (no sweets rule) They removed the sweets but let him eat the cake and the sweets were sent home in his box. They can't confiscate food or let her go hungry. I really think there must be something lost in translation. How odd is she?

shallweshop Mon 10-Feb-14 21:54:32

OMG that is outrageous! I would be fum

Mojang Mon 10-Feb-14 21:54:48

odd old

LynetteScavo Mon 10-Feb-14 21:54:52

DS was told he couldn't eat his jam sandwich when he was 5 (Jam sandwiches were not allowed, apparently). So I can believe this can and does happen.

You need to find out exactly what happened, and why. I too would be angry

tripecity Mon 10-Feb-14 21:54:56

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shallweshop Mon 10-Feb-14 21:55:57

Oops - fuming! Think you need to talk to the school to clarify exactly what happened and why.

AgaPanthers Mon 10-Feb-14 21:56:25

Call the Daily Mail

SpagBolgs Mon 10-Feb-14 21:56:59

DD asked if she could have the school dinner and was declined and told other kids are waiting.

justtoomessy Mon 10-Feb-14 21:58:27

People really really need to learn whats unhealthy don't they. A BLT is hardly choc spread sarnie. I also find all this taking food from packed lunches odd seeing as the school meals all have pudding every day include burgers and chips which is far less healthy than a BLT!

I'd be furious and telling them that if they touch her lunch box again it'll be classed as theft. Fucking lunch box nazi's and this is coming from someone who has a kid that has school lunches.

Elderberri Mon 10-Feb-14 21:58:47

Schools are just becoming evil.

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