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Dad puts notes in his daughter’s lunch box to teachers who won’t let her eat her snacks

A British father has revealed how he went to great lengths to prevent his daughter’s teachers from controlling what she eats at school.

Ross Hunt, father of three, from Wales, took Tik Tok to explain that she had become irritated by the way the school staff handled lunchtime with her daughter, Isabelle.

She said the teachers insisted that she eat her vegetables and sandwich before her sweets, explaining that he had placed a note in her lunch box to prevent them from “poking their noses in (his) daughter’s business.”

The label read: ‘Welcome to Isabelle’s Lunch Box! We are aware of the contents of this box and we are happy that Isabelle eats what she wants.

Many applauded the father’s efforts and shared their own stories of schools trying to control what their students eat out of their own lunch boxes.

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Ross Hunt, a father of three, from Wales, took to TikTok to explain that he had become irritated by the way school staff handled lunchtime with his daughter, Isabelle.

He was 'irritated' with one of Isabelle's school dinner ladies who had been telling him what he could eat (pictured)

He was ‘irritated’ with one of Isabelle’s school dinner ladies who had been telling him what he could eat (pictured)

In a TikTok clip, the father said he was “irritated” with one of the dinner ladies at Isabelle’s school who had been telling him what he could eat.

He said the bullying has been “putting Isabelle off from having lunch with them.”

“It’s okay if you eat the chocolate cake that school gives you, but if you put one in their lunch box, they say ‘oh no, you shouldn’t eat that,'” he said, adding that he now added a message to the lid of his lunch box. Isabelle.

He said he had printed a second label, but his partner Rachel had said no.

The second tag read: “Stay away from the lunch box, you nosy bandit.”

He said he was tempted to “cram (the lunchbox) full of candy,” but added a sandwich, carrot sticks, an apple, a pear, a small bag of chips, rainbow-dropped candies and a chocolate egg.

“In short, stop telling kids what they should and shouldn’t eat, let the fucking parents decide,” he said.

After Dad put the note in the lunch box, he hoped Isabelle’s teachers would see it and comply.

Hundreds of parents in the comments sympathized with the father, with many sharing their frustration.

Many others were quick to comment on the video, with some saying their children had been

Many others were quick to comment on the video, with some saying their children had been “so conscious” of what they were eating because of school policy.

One person wrote: ‘I worked at a school that served pies, but we had to confiscate a penguin bar from a kids’ lunch box because it’s not allowed. It’s silly to be honest.

Another commented: “My son and daughter are so conscious about what they eat because the school promotes ‘healthy eating’.”

A third added: ‘I work in a school and have this discussion often. I would rather a child eat and be full than a lot of ‘healthy’ food that he wouldn’t eat.’

Another suggested a new idea for a third label, commenting: ‘My son is fed. THANK YOU!’ could be an option.

‘You should sell these labels!’ another TikTok user suggested.

However, in a follow-up video, he went over what she ate when she got home from school the next day.

‘Okay, let’s take a look at what you brought home in your lunch box. First things first, she didn’t touch the rainbow drops on her.

“Apparently, I could only eat them if I ate their carrots first,” he said in a follow-up. video.


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He claimed that Isabelle didn’t eat the carrots because they had fallen on the floor, but she was too afraid to talk to the lady at dinner.

“She ate her sandwich, which for reference, this sandwich would have contained more sugar than these rainbow drops,” he said.

‘That’s six grams of rainbow drops, calm down.’

Isabelle ate some of her apple but didn’t touch her pear, chips, or chocolate because she said she didn’t have time.

“Of course he got in the car and was immediately hungry and nothing was said about etiquette,” the disgruntled father said.

“In short, get your damn nose out of my son’s business, I hope this gets sorted out, but I doubt it.”