This Boy Was Suspended For Having Mini Cheddars In His Lunchbox

Poor Riley Pearson.

1. Riley Pearson, six, usually has some Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox.

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His parents’ refusal to take them out led to a meeting between them and the school’s head.

2. As a result, the school sent them this letter.

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3. Poor Riley.

His mother told the Daily Mail: “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.”

In response, the school’s headmaster said: “It is to avoid putting the children in a difficult situation. If the policy is not being abided by, then that potentially harms that pupil.”

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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