Packing school lunches can be difficult when there is so much to take into account.
You want to pick healthy options and food your child likes to keep them full throughout the day, but sometimes the two don’t pair up.
One mother thought she had found the right balance until she received an unexpected complaint from her child’s teacher.
The woman claimed that her daughter had been told off in school, with a teacher telling her she needed to bring in healthier snacks.
But the unnamed parent was shocked at the snack that got her child in trouble: a beetroot and berry flavoured Soreen bar.
Writing on Mumsnet she said: “Dont get me wrong I’m under no illusions that’s it’s not exactly the same nutritional value as carrot sticks or an apple but a quick google tells me a Soreen lunch bar contains 32% less sugar than an average snack bar and 50% than the average cake bar…”
The woman continued: “Yesterday daughter took with her water, yoghurt, blueberries, sushi (Aldi’s finest lunch pack!!) and the above Soreen so She’s hardly living a life of Smartie sandwiches and Irn Bru!!!…
“I don’t like being dictated to at the best of time what’s right for my kids but daughter’s school is very sporty and before break have already done their daily mile and swam for an hour, how is a satsuma going to sustain and keep kids focused until lunch?!”
Several commenters flooded to the defence of the mum, with one person writing: “That sounds bonkers. Teacher doesn’t sound very well informed. Did you ask her why the snack was an offending item?”
Another replied: “I dont mind people being policed like that if they send in a bag of Haribo/ can of coke…but that’s ridiculous.”
A third said it was a case of “the lunch box police,” before adding they were “glad they weren’t around when my kids were at school.”