Preschooler Forbidden to Eat Cookies by Educrats

In the olden days, cartoon villains would steal candy from babies. Now they confiscate cookies from preschoolers:

A four-year-old girl came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher.

Preschooler Natalee Pearson told her mom on Friday that she wasn’t allowed to eat the cookies in her lunchbox at the Children’s Academy in Aurora, Colorado.

The note told parents to pack a nutritious lunch that includes a fruit, vegetable and healthy snack.

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  • Martin B

    Note how blithely this educrat assumes that no parents are capable of feeding their own children without instruction.

  • Just for that, I would send cookies with my kid everyday.

    I would even bake some for the teacher and demand that she eat them in front of her class.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I have encountered this kind of teacher before. I prepared, consulted with senior educators I knew, reread some cognitive psychology material relavent to my kids’ ages, and prepared for Parents’ Night. Then I methodically nailed my elder son’s homeroom teacher to the proverbial wall, including playing back cassette tape recordings of her ranting at children in class. In front of other parents. And the principal. I think it was her use of the term “idiots” in her screeds that really pissed me off. Others, too, apparently. She resigned three weeks later.

      • I don’t use these words often but you are a true American hero.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Thanks, but I prefer to think of myself a simply human. Plus I loathe people who abuse their power over children. Children are a godsend. They are the best we might ever be if we play our cards right. That does not include screaming at them and calling them idiots. 😉

          • It’s bothersome to say the least.

            The infuriating presumption that some “educator” is better than a parent is rampant here and needs to be checked.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Funny you should mention that. My wife kept track of something interesting. The family status of the kids’ teachers during the primary years they spent in public school before we pulled them out and placed them in private institutions. My wife informs that over 70% of their female teachers (most of them were female) were childless. The few male teachers they had were evenly split between childless and dads. Says a lot.

          • The situation is similar in a relative’s school. The broad teachers couldn’t wait to unload their kids into a daycare.

    • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

      Good grief. My mom used to set me off to school with a bouquet of tulips for my teacher. Teachers loved it. What the heck has gone wrong. Egads.

      • I have this sudden urge to give you a wedgie and steal your lunch money.

        I’m sorry 🙁

        • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

          I’m an adult now and old enough to be your mother..

      • In South Korea, they have Teachers’ Day. Presents are given in appreciation for the teachers’ efforts.

        Here, I would give the cookies only to punish the tightwads who rail against them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    A healthy snack would be to give the kid a vitamin B12 shot.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Or a bag of wheatgerm. YUM!

    • Sir, I put to you this:


      Objective: The purpose of this study was to
      determine the effects of total, chocolate, or sugar candy consumption on
      intakes of total energy, fat, and added sugars; diet quality;
      weight/adiposity parameters; and risk factors for cardiovascular disease
      in children 2–13 years of age (n=7,049) and adolescents 14–18 years (n=4,132) participating in the 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

      Methods: Twenty-four hour dietary recalls were
      used to determine intake. Diet quality was determined using the Healthy
      Eating Index-2005 (HEI-2005). Covariate-adjusted means, standard
      errors, and prevalence rates were determined for each candy consumption
      group. Odds ratios were used to determine the likelihood of associations
      with weight status and diet quality. …

      Conclusion: This study suggests that candy consumption did not adversely affect health risk markers in children and adolescents.”

      So, unless people have predispositions to diabetes, high cholesterol or some kind of allergy, eating the occasional cookie will not do harm overall, provided there is also a sound diet and exercise.

      But common sense is for suckers!

  • WalterBannon

    “Fist, meet teacher’s nose. Now don’t try that abusive crap with my kid again or your next career will be a Walmart greeter.”

  • Rosenmops

    When did what kids eat for lunch become the teachers’ business?

  • Frances

    What’s with the bread and potatoes together? Or is that the teacher’s idea of a nutritious sandwich?

    • Extra carbs!

      What does this union schlub think is in potatoes and candy?

  • Minicapt
  • Edubeat

    I just couldn’t resist the sight of the OREO

  • El Martyachi

    Hockey-fight level violence is the way through this.

  • J. C.

    The teacher is probably some fat-assed bitch currently on her 87th diet who couldn’t handle the cravings that the sight of Oreos induced. Typical leftist – “I have no self-control, therefore I must deny everyone else their simple pleasures!”