Mother Very Angry After Teacher Takes Away Her Sons Snack

Written by Nastasia Delmedico
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While healthy eating is always encouraged for a child's diet, Elaina Daoust is a mom of two from Durham, Ontario, who was ‘infuriated’ when her son informed her that he wasn’t allowed to eat his banana bread in class because his snack was deemed as ‘unhealthy.’

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Daoust explained to The Star that her son ‘came home with a chart (listing healthy snack ideas)’ that would substitute what Romeo Dallaire Public School determined as snacks that were unfit. ‘She also sent a note to me,’ said Daoust about her son’s teacher. ‘I was really, really, really mad for several reasons,’ she added.

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While lessons on healthy eating are necessary and welcomed by parents, Durham Catholic District School Board Officials are making note of the difference between educating children on nutritious choices, rather than blatantly taking away ‘unhealthy’ food choices brought into their classrooms.

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‘There is nowhere in our policy or procedures that says our staff is allowed to take food away from a student,’ James MacKinnon, a teaching and learning consultant for DCDSB, tells The Star.

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While lessons on healthy eating are necessary and welcomed by parents, Durham Catholic District School Board Officials are making note of the difference between educating children on nutritious choices, rather than blatantly taking away ‘unhealthy’ food choices brought into their classrooms.

‘There is nowhere in our policy or procedures that says our staff is allowed to take food away from a student,’ James MacKinnon, a teaching and learning consultant for DCDSB, tells The Star.

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