Parents In Canada Fined For Not Sending Ritz Crackers In Kids’ Lunches

One daycare’s interpretation of their local government’s lunch regulations might not be, um, working. (via WeightyMatters)

1. A mom who packed her kids’ lunches with leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and some milk received this note from daycare:

3. The daycare’s note explains that the mom was charged $5 per child because the lunch she packed did not include a grain.

The daycare’s system is based on proportions of food groups as laid out by Canada’s Food Guide and the Manitoba Government’s Early Learning and Child Care lunch regulations.

4. So the daycare had to supplement her lunch with a grain in the form of Ritz crackers.

Hence: $5.

5. Technically, Ritz crackers are grains — they are also lots of other things:

6. At least their heart is in the right place? But…

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