Mum forced to defend her daughter’s lunchbox food after hundreds slammed her for packing too much ‘unhealthy, over-processed, junk food’
A mother has divided hundreds of people after she shared a photo of her eight-year-old daughter’s lunch box.
The blogger, who goes by the name of Life of London and Mommy online, packed a lunch box with fruit, cheese, biscuits, chips and even peanut butter and strawberry tacos.
Many fans loved the look of the “delicious” array of snacks, but others were outraged by the amount of “over-processed” “junk” foods with “so much sugar and fat” she packed.
The mother hit back at her critics, calling them “negative and “lonely” and claiming they had “immature palettes.”
In the girl’s lunch box, the mother, from the US, put a kiwi and a few Gouda cheese sticks, a handful of Chex Mix with peanut butter and chocolate and tacos with peanut butter and jelly and strawberries.
A mom was criticized for putting too much “over-processed” “junk food” in her daughter’s lunch box, but many were quick to come to the woman’s defense
As a morning snack she added a pack of Cheez-it crackers, the afternoon snack consisted of a bag of Takis tortilla chips and an extra pack of mini chocolate chip cookies.
There was also a bottle of ice to keep everything fresh, as well as water and milk.
The mother shared the lunch box in one after to her popular Facebook page and many were quick to criticize.
‘Where’s the protein? There are literally fat, carbohydrates and more fat and carbohydrates. Of course the child loves this lunch, it’s almost all sugar,” said one woman.
‘Lunch? Real? Nothing good for an eight-year-old child. I can’t imagine feeding my daughter this for lunch. Nothing healthy and none of it is safe for kids if you don’t want them to get sick,” wrote a second.
“Where’s the actual lunch?” a third asked, and another added, “Where’s the actual food?” Healthy food.’
One teacher said they were surprised the woman’s daughter allowed her to bring such “junk food,” and another teacher agreed.
“That lunch would 100 percent be sent to my kids’ school. They have pretty strict rules about banning junk food as a snack,” said one mother.
“There are loads of snacks out there, I would definitely try replacing one with healthier fruit,” someone suggested.
The mother responded to the lunchbox warriors, claiming that “90 percent of the people who responded don’t even have children.”
“Based on your pages and profiles, you don’t have room to say anything. Half are too lazy to even try to pack a packed lunch,” she wrote.
“The bottom line is that those who are inspired follow us and know what it is. The rest of you are here for the drama. So keep coming!’
She also said the naysayers have “immature palettes” and were “negative and lonely.”
The feedback wasn’t all negative, though, as fans jumped to the blogger’s defense, with one mom commenting, “If you have something negative to say, keep it to yourself.” This mama loves her baby and you can tell!’.
‘As a teacher it makes me happy when I see my students having lunches like this. I can see that a lot of love and care has gone into this. So many parents don’t have the time, energy, money or desire to do this for themselves.
“Imagine worrying about strangers’ protein intake,” another joked.
Many people were fans of the ‘delicious’ lunch and snacks and were grateful for the ‘inspiration’.
Coming from a mom whose child hasn’t eaten at school in two years, this looks amazing and thank you! I needed a few ideas and they look great!’ said a mother.
‘I think it looks great! My kids take whatever food they like for lunch every day. Even if that means no veggies,” wrote a second.
‘Tasty!! Looks like a kids dream lunch,” added another.