A primary school in Britain has suspended a six-year old boy for four days for bringing snacks in his lunch box.
The staff at Colnbrook C of E Primary School implemented a healthy eating plan at the start of the term and had asked the parents to provide a balanced diet in their children's lunch boxes. However when they found snacks in Riley Pearson's lunch box yet again, they decided to suspend the student for four days and sent a letter to his parents informing of their decision.
AdvertisementThe parents though are angry with the school and say that Riley, whose lunch box usually contains sandwich, yoghurt tube, Dairylea Dunkers cheese spread snack and a packet of Mini Cheddars, was underweight and needed the extra carbohydrates and fats.
"We just do not see how they have the right to tell us what we can feed our son. If anything, Riley is underweight and could do with putting on a few pounds. Having a balanced diet also includes eating some carbohydrates, sugars and fats. It is not about excluding some foods, it is about getting the mix right", Riley's mother Natalie Mardle said.