Epping preschool rejects candy corn mom packed into daughter's lunch
Kelly packed the bag with Sarah's otherwise healthy snack and lunch and sent her off to Epping's public preschool.
She packed it again as a treat the next day, but when Sarah returned home with the candy corn a second time, Kelly asked her why she didn't eat it.
When she asked about the candy issue while dropping Sarah off at school the next day, Kelly said another teacher told her that the school's policy is no candy at school.
"If I put food in her lunch, she should be able to eat it. If I want to give my daughter a treat because she did a good job, she should be allowed to have it," Kelly said.
While the Epping School District adopted a wellness policy, Mylott said he doesn't believe the policy was intended to prohibit parents from sending candy for their own child's snack.
Mylott said he feels some people are simply overreacting to government efforts aimed at getting kids to eat better."They misinterpret what it says and try to make things a blanket rule. Instead of using logic and saying, 'Here's what we're required to do,' I think people just say they can only bring in healthy food," Mylott said.
On Wednesday, Superintendent Barbara Munsey said an investigation into the preschool candy incident was conducted and that the district's policy does not specifically address what parents provide.
In the case of Kelly's daughter, Munsey said: "The student was sent to school with candy and a healthy snack. The student was provided with the healthy snack."
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