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Mum slammed over her kid’s lunchbox as parents complain it’s ‘too healthy’

A mum was left baffled as fellow parents at her son's school complained the lunchbox she gave him was "too healthy".

The anonymous parent claimed she was accused of "showing up" other mums with the healthy choices she gave her son for lunch.

The unnamed mum revealed the bizarre situation on social media site Reddit.

She claims she was approached by a parent at school – who even called her a b***h.

The mum wrote: "My youngest son, Sam, is in second grade and they still have snack time.

“My family has a history of obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol, so I’ve tried to instil healthy eating habits since he started eating real food."

She continued: “Don’t get me wrong, we still have plenty of unhealthy things in our house (chips, candy, ramen noodles, etc.), but they’re eaten in moderation.

"He luckily loves fruits and veggies, so I try to incorporate them as much as I can.

"Lately he’s been asking me to pack extra, and since he’s going through a growth spurt I didn’t think anything of it and just figured he was hungrier than usual, no biggie.

"This has been going on for a couple weeks now.”

Talking about the confrontation, she added: "Yesterday I got out of work early and decided I would surprise Sam and pick him up from school.

"He came out with his friend, whose mum was also there to pick him up, and the friend’s mother asked if I was Sam’s mum.

“I said I was and introduced myself, and she said ‘So you’re the one who thinks you’re better than all the other mums."

Sam's mum said she was "extremely confused" and asked her what she meant, thinking there must be some kind of misunderstanding.

She continued: “She told me that Sam has been sharing his snacks with other kids, and her son has been asking her to pack him the same sort of stuff. She said that since she can’t afford it, it makes her look like a terrible mum.”

After failing to see eye-to-eye, Sam's mum said she'd happily pack more snacks for the other kids, but that only caused things to worsen.

She added: "This just seemed to make her angrier and I finally asked what her solution would be for this and she told me to start sending in more ‘appropriate’ snacks for my son.

"I told her that wasn’t going to happen, we encourage eating healthy and these are the snacks my son asks for each day.

"I am not going to make him take something he doesn’t want because it’s offending her. She called me a b***h and I just walked away.”

Many on Reddit were shocked as they took the poster's side.

One baffled Reddit user asked: “So you should send your son to school with potato chips for a snack to make some stranger feel better?”

While another added: "The sheer gall and absurdity … good for you on standing your ground.”

A third chime in: "This woman is obviously insecure about her income/parenting and is looking for someone to blame for it."

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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