Mother Fined for Lack of 'Grains' In School Lunch. The School's Answer? Ritz Crackers! (?!?)

It’s time for your daily “what the [email protected]#?”  moment, Green Monsters.

A mother with two children in an early learning and child care program in Manitoba, a Canadian province, was slapped with a $10 fine because she packed an “unbalanced” meal of leftover homemade roast beef and potatoes, carrots, an orange and milk.

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What was missing? The “grains.” So, in order to recoup the missing grain, the lunch was “supplemented” with Ritz Crackers. Nope: not kidding!

Kristen Bartkiw, the mother fined for the “grain” absence, explains that she feels that if she had sent lunches with “microwave Kraft Dinner and a hot dog, a package of fruit twists, a Cheestring, and a juice box,” there would not have been a problem. But, her homemade food needed a “supplement” of some of the most processed stuff on earth.

Following recent news that another mother was banned from packing her children’s own school lunches without a doctor’s note, this news may or may not come as a surprise – but, there is a common bottom line question here: when did schools become the sole decider of what kids consume during lunch hours?

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