Dad Posts Meddling Note Sent Home by Teacher over Packed Lunch

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note A fed-up Missouri father posted a photo of the letter he received from his daughter’s substitute teacher who criticized the girl’s lunch.

One problem: the teacher didn’t see her whole lunch.

Dr. Justin Puckett was asked to sign a note sent home with his daughter Alia after the teacher saw her eating marshmallows and chocolate at lunch earlier this week.

He refused to do so, and posted it online instead, saying that it was just the latest in what he sees as a growing trend of overreaching by authorities. “I think that this was just the straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Puckett told ABC News.
The substitute teacher wrote in the note sent home on Tuesday that a cafeteria employee said that her lunch consisted of four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle.
“Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow(*),” the teacher wrote. An attempt to reach the teacher for comment wasn’t immediately successful.
Puckett told ABC News that, since the note was addressed to “Dr. and Mrs. Puckett,” it was clear that the teacher knew he was a physician which he said “just adds to the irony of it all.”

What the cafeteria worker and the substitute missed, however, was that the 8-year-old also had four pieces of ham and a low fat string cheese rather than a sandwich, since “we don’t eat a lot of bread,” said Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine.

“We leave it up to her and she looks at the school menu and she packs her own lunch and she’s a very independent second grader,” he told ABC News. “Sure, I’d liked her to pack a few more veggies and maybe a piece of fruit, but we compromise on pickles occasionally,” he wrote in his original Facebook post.

Kirksville, Missouri, school superintendent Damon Kizzire has apologized for the incident and said that the way it’s “being blown out of proportion is way out of line with how it was intended. It was all meant with the best of intentions.


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0 responses to “Dad Posts Meddling Note Sent Home by Teacher over Packed Lunch

  1. The school needs to butt the Hell out, they are only a few radical moves away from taking possession of people’s kids at school age and not letting them go until they are all properly indoctrinated into the Libratard mindset after 12th. grade.

  2. Why is a doctor packing the most precious thing in his life off to a goobermint skewel operated by idiots?

  3. Perhaps a law could be passed requiring all public school ‘teachers’ (indoctrinators), K through 12, wear Nazi-style brownshirt uniforms on the job (they could substitute the ‘Obama logo’ for the swastika on the red arm band). Administrators and counselors could opt for the black SS style uniforms.
    If they’re going to act like damned Nazis, they should at least dress the part. Some of them would undoubtedly like it…..

  4. DCG, once again you have hit it out of the ballpark! No, this father did not “overreact.” as the stupid school superintendent stated. Many of our children cannot read, they cannot write, they cannot do math (either on paper or with the use of a hand held calculator.) Why do they feel it necessary to fiddle around worrying about chilfren’s lunches; and furthermore, before writing this caustic note to “Dr and Mrs” why didn’t they ask the little girl if that was her entire lunch? Why? Because they are just S-T-U-P-I-D, and hey deliberately want to overreach. It seems to me that Dr and Mrs are doing the write thing by trying to promote healthy eating, while not “forcing their child to abstain from all “bad” foods. Any reasonable parent should know that if you “bad” something–that child will get into the habit of sneaking whatever it is that they want; at least this way, they have a true gauge of what the little girl is eating. Parents must fight back in “all of these instances” — if there is no pushback, the food Nazis gain a stronger foothold. God Bless Dr and Mrs.

  5. Liberals are big on forcing other people to do things they don’t want to do but liberals cry bloody murder when they are told they can’t do something! More proof that modern America is being run by lunatics!

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