A mom from Australia shared the note she got from her daughter's school, shaming her for packing what she thought was a perfectly acceptable snack—raisins. The note asserts that the golden raisins are too high in sugar to be considered an appropriate school snack (what??). The mom posted the note in a private Facebook group called Lunchbox Ideas Australia, but it was reposted by a public Facebook group called "Oh So Busy Mom," where it has gone viral.
The note from the school reads:
Please help us to encourage nutritious eating habits in children. Our healthy eating policy asks you to provide healthy and nutritious snacks for your child to eat at kindy. Acceptable items include fresh, dried, or tinned/packaged fruit/vegetables, vegetable dips, cheese, crackers/dry biscuits, yoghurt, fruit bread/muffins, sandwiches with healthy fillings.
The sultanas packed for your child today is unacceptable at kindy due to its high sugar content.
That's a little contradictory, considering the note says that acceptable items include dried fruit, which is exactly what sultanas (raisins) are. According to Kidspot, the mom's reaction was one of shock: "This must be a joke? Of course, they are high in sugar they are fruit,” she reportedly wrote. "Today's lunch consisted of a sandwich roll, two boiled eggs, an orange, kiwi fruit, and a handful of sultanas. She never has packaged food in her lunchbox or anything with refined sugar."
Looking at the comments on the post, other parents were just as shocked and confused (and a little outraged) as she was.
Other parents took the time to point out that sultanas are apparently very high in sugar.
But it's natural sugar, not refined.
This parent summed up the ridiculousness best.