Yesterday my 7YO came home from school YET AGAIN with an uneaten packed lunch. The reason? Because it was someone’s birthday and the birthday girl’s mum had sent in not one, but TWO, donuts per child to celebrate.
The average shop-bought, iced donut is about 300 calories, so that’s 600 calories a day of rubbish (not to mention the uneaten healthy lunch). To get it in perspective, that’s a third of the day’s calorie needs coming from fat and sugar when child obesity is becoming a problem.
It drives me CRAZY that the school allows this (and yes, I have spoken to them about it, and no, they haven’t done anything about).