Parents upset with school snack bar for toddlers
Parents at an Oakland school are upset with the snack bar at their childrens school for toddlers, calling it a “slush fund” and “poverty fund” that will make students feel “less good” about their lives.
Kermit and Katelyn Davis were among the parents who were upset after they saw the new food menu, which features chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter and cream cheese.
The school is in Oakland, California.
In a letter sent to the school’s principal, the parents say the new menu was put together to help children get through the week, but they feel it has left them feeling “less happy and less capable.”
The parents are concerned about the impact it may have on children with ADHD and other behavioral problems.
“This is a great thing to do and it’s really good to do, but it’s not a good thing to send children into the middle of the week feeling they don’t have the energy to do anything because they are stressed out about the food,” Kermit Davis said.
“The kids have to learn to be able to be in the world and to interact and to do something with their bodies and they are very much focused on eating.
A representative for the school district said it will be addressing the concerns of the parents and that the school will work with the family to develop a new menu. “
The food is great for us and we love it, but I think that it will make them feel less good about themselves because it makes them feel like they are not in control.”
A representative for the school district said it will be addressing the concerns of the parents and that the school will work with the family to develop a new menu.
The district said the new meal plan will be rolled out to all of its schools, and that it has already begun working with parents to develop more nutritious food options.
The Harris County Public School District also said the school lunch plan is currently in the process of being updated.