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    Feb 3, 2014

    This Boy Was Suspended For Having Mini Cheddars In His Lunchbox

    Poor Riley Pearson.

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

    Vagner Vidal/INS

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

    As a result, the school sent them this letter.

    Vagnar Vidal/INS

    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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