Everyone should make eating well a habit. After all, the adage “Healthy body, healthy mind” is still true, so if you eat well and take care of your body, your brain will function better. However, there are basic standards of conduct that everyone of us must adhere to. And even if we should all eat properly, that doesn’t give us the right to make fun of someone for not doing so or for doing so in our opinion. That is wrong, particularly because it involves a child.
When I was a child, they used to feed us at school, but I don’t recall anything being particularly nutritious. Most of the food was fatty and tasted bad—rice and fried potatoes—but hey, times have changed since 17 years ago. Recently, a healthy eating initiative was launched in some schools in Ontario, Canada. These schools adopted the program and began implementing it, but they went a little too far for the children. For instance, one of the staff members opted to throw away a child’s home-brought meal after inspecting it and determining that it was harmful.
The child’s mother, Eliana Daoust, was extremely irate when her son came home and told her everything that had transpired. She made the decision to file a complaint with the school for treating the children in an unprofessional and unpleasant manner. On the other side, the school has a list of foods a child should consume there or bring from home. However, the school also claimed that nobody on staff was ever urged or given instructions to take away the kids’ meals because it was unhealthy. Tell us what you believe.
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