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School sends letter home to parents criticizing girl’s lunch

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Kirksville, MO (KCTV) — A Missouri school district is apologizing for a letter sent home to a couple, questioning the lunch their young daughter brought to school.

A substitute teacher sent the letter home, which said the cafeteria staff thought the lunch wasn’t suitable.

The letter reads that the student’s “lunch today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow.”

But the little girl’s father says the letter was incorrect.

“Unfortunately, the letter didn’t have what she had correctly,” father Justin Puckett said. “She had four pieces of ham, a whole protein meat, she also had some pickles, which we admittedly cheat on pickles every once in a while as a vegetable – some fights just aren’t worth having.”

Puckett continued:

“Then she had four marshmallows in a Ziploc bag, and then she had three very small pieces of chocolate, of which she ate one for lunch and then she also gave her brother and another friend one at an after school program.”

The Kirksville, MO, superintendent apologized to the student’s family and said it won’t happen again.

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9 comments

  • JillieBean

    Oh brother……I have this phrase, if your going to eavesdrop you better listen. Same goes here…if your going to call, get your facts straight…..and stay out of it!!!!

  • Kenneth Briggs

    maybe the rich bitch teacher can fork over some money for the school kids to buy a good lunch . after all the hard working class does nothave the money all the time to get first class lunch meals . by the way what is a first class mean for a week in school . maybe thisteach er can make a list of a weekly school lunch for all the kids .

    • megan

      That’s sad. They need to be more educated about the situation before doing anything. Rather than chastise the family, how about questioning the lunch and offering to help if hey need it? You should never give up helping others in need.

  • Lee

    It seems to me what was offered at scoop would not be concidered lunch my any means. Ritz cracked are not a healthy food for anyone, and chocolate bars? What happens to fruit and vegtables? Are they not a worthy offering to our children? Mayne the Sub teacher should question what was being offered to the children coming from the cafeteria.