Shreveport Bossier Will Celebrate #Cincodeoreo as Protest to Denver Area School Reaction to Oreos
A Colorado mom says her daughter did not get to eat all of her lunch at an Aurora area school because it had Oreos in it.
Leeza Pearson says the teacher told her daughter the Oreos were not nutritious.
The Denver Channel reports Pearson packed her 5-year-old daughter a ham and cheese sandwich, string cheese and a 4-pack of Oreos. The child came back home from Children's Academy with the Oreos and a note from her teacher which read, in part:
"Dear Parents, it is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch. This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a heavy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone's participation."
We love our Oreos around here so we will be celebrating Oreos on Tuesday, May 5th for #cincodeoreo day. We want all parents to send Oreos with your children to school. Oreos are still allowed in Louisiana schools, but you never know when that could change.
The Colorado child said her teacher didn't allow her to eat the cookies during lunch, because they don't have enough nutritional value.
Questions over the note remain. Brenda Dean, the director of Children's Academy, a private preschool program through Aurora Public Schools, tells USA Today she is investigating the note, adding that it should not have gone out to any parent.
She adds that it is never the schools' policy to tell parents what they can send in students lunch boxes.
Pearson told the paper: "What the school thinks is healthy for her is not what I think is healthy for her." "She needs to eat what she's going to eat. That's between me and her and our doctor — not the school."