foxnews.com – Parents in Missouri are expressing anger after their school district announced it would no longer allow students to eat fast food any time during lunch or school hours.
The new policy for the Richmond School District was announced on social media earlier this month; Dear Elementary posted news of the change on its Facebook page on Aug. 15, and it was promptly met with backlash.
“At the end of the day, we want to be able to decide on our own,” Chris Swafford, a father of five kids in the school district, told Fox 4. “I thought it was overstepping at its finest. It’s up to parents what their children eat.”
“Parents’ lives are busy. They sometimes have things going on, and sometimes, grabbing a 10-piece nugget from McDonald’s and taking it to their child shouldn’t be an issue,” he added.
Many others on Facebook agreed with Swafford, arguing that the school has no right to dictate what their children are allowed to eat.
“I seriously think school board needs to reconsider this,” one commenter wrote.
“Of all the things that need attention with kids… and they crack down on this?” someone else wrote.
Ehhhhhh I kinda feel the parents and their whole point that the school shouldn’t be telling me them what to do and all that…but…if you’re dropping off McNuggets for your kids lunch you can easily use that same money , give it to your kid and they can get school lunch….and I heard the lunches aren’t even horrid like they used to be back in the day.