Mom in Australia is Called Out For Giving Child Raisins For Lunch, Sugar Content Too High

posted: 05/26/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi
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One mom thought she was doing the healthy thing by packing raisins in her daughter's lunchbox.

But that wasn't what the school thought.

Her daughter returned home with a note from her kindergarten that said the golden raisins, or "sultanas," she had were "unacceptable" due to their high sugar content. The Australian mom was not happy to read this and neither were other mothers and nutritionists.

"This must be a joke?" the mother said according to Kidspot. "Of course they are high in sugar they are fruit."

The controversial sultanas were a part of a healthy lunch that consisted of a sandwich roll, two boiled eggs, an orange and a kiwi, according to Kidspot. This mother makes it a point to feed her daughter healthy food and never puts packaged grub in her lunchbox or anything with refined sugar, according to Kidspot.

That being said, she is "seriously not happy" about being chastised for packing raisins in her daughter's lunchbox and neither is nutritionist Kathryn Hawkins.

"I have a VERY strong professional opinion about all this note sending and food shaming: IT HAS TO STOP!!" she wrote on Facebook. She went on to list the reasons why sultanas are a "great snack for children."

They are high in vitamins, fiber and potassium, making them a healthy and easy snack to grab when on-the-go. Hawkins also mentioned how a mother simply shouldn't be made to feel guilty for anything she puts in her child's lunchbox, as they are doing the "best they can" in a country that "does not support working mothers."

What do you think of this note?