The debate around infant nutrition is endless. There is often a quarrel between parents over whether children should be allowed to drink soda, candy, chips, ice cream, and other high-calorie foods. While some think it’s okay to eat these foods in moderation, other parents tend to avoid giving them altogether. These different schools of thought were the subject of a recent Facebook post, in which a 3-year-old boy was sent home with a note for parents in his tiffin box. The teacher wrote that the child brought unhealthy food, that is, a slice of chocolate cake, in his tiffin, which is why he was reprimanded by the note. Looked:
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The 3-year-old’s tiffin box post was recently shared on Facebook by a page called The Healthy Mummy. It has received thousands of likes, shares and retweets. “Your child today has a slice of chocolate from the ‘Red Food’ category. Please choose healthier options for children,” the note read. The category referred to corresponds to the Australian government’s “traffic light” system guidelines that classify foods into three different colors based on their health value. Thus, the green food category is the healthiest, while amber and red are generally preferred in limited portions.
The original photograph was shared on Facebook by author Melinda Tankard Reist, and she recounted the incident experienced by her friend. “My friend (mother of 8 healthy children, the following about # 7) received this today from her 3 year old. I told her to put two slices tomorrow and tell them to get lost, “we read in the caption of the original message. “Just to add that my friend makes everything from scratch for her children including bread and serves fresh, healthy food every day. My friend and her husband are both health science graduates,” he said. she added in the comments.
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Internet users remained divided over the note sent in the 3-year-old boy’s tiffin box. Some questioned the teacher’s grade, saying, “I think it’s about teaching our kids about size and portion control and not completely denying sweets. A few people also said that the grade could have a negative effect on the psyche of the child. Another argued that the rules are there for a reason: “If they’re color-coded, the family knows what to send and what not to send for lunches. If parents know, they should stick to the rules or choose another location ”.
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