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LUNCH DEBATE: What do they want us to pack? A Kale sandwich?

 "What do they want us to pack? A kale sandwich made with organic gluten free ancient grain bread and an acai dairy-free smoothie?."

This was a comment from one of our parents on the Fraser Coast after hearing the news our columnist and mother TJ Hamilton had been given a note from the 'sugar police' after packing tiny teddies in her child's lunch box.

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Megan Langeweg said unless it's against school allergy policies then who cares about the biscuits.

"Some kids get no lunch at all." Megan said. 

She believes people need to mind their own business about what others feed their children. 

"My kids have healthy lunch boxes each and every day, home made treats, fruit etc, but they still like to have a pack of chips or a popper now and again."

Bek Thomson said tuckshops needed to be cleaned up before teachers directed the do's and don'ts of the lunch box.

"There's only one person that can control what my son eats and that's me," Bek said. 

The majority of readers who commented on the Facebook post were up in arms over the idea of being told what to pack in their child's lunch box. 

"It's a flamin' little packet of biscuits," Tracey Jeffery said.  

"We all took a couple of bicky in our lunch box to school.

"No No No No to everything these days. What do they want us to pack a kale sandwich made with organic gluten free ancient grain bread and an acai dairy-free smoothie made with coconut water and a handful of activated almonds?," she said. 

Jules Morris commented that in 20 years she hadn't ever been sent home a note in her child's lunch box.

"I've packed worse than tiny teddies. I'd make a plan to gift that teacher a whole basket of junk food for her thank you gift at Xmas," Jules suggested. 

Shirlee Faint doesn't know how her generation survived. 

"In our lunch boxes we took jam, vegemite or peanut butter sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and our tuck shop sold lollies, pies, cream buns and other sugar laden goodies plus all we drank was town water from the bubblers in the playground," she said. 

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