This lunchbox was deemed too unhealthy but can you spot the offending item?

A mum has taken to Facebook to share a picture of her son's lunchbox, which was returned home as it was deemed too unhealthy - but can you spot why?

Thinking of packed lunch ideas can be a very tricky task.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of having the same old sandwiches and it’s even harder when you have to come up with healthy lunch options.

So when this mum sent her two-year-old son to school with a packed lunch including sliced peppers, cucumber, cheese, crackers, hummus and sandwiches, she was surprised that it was sent back for being too unhealthy.

Despite all the healthy snacks, she revealed the three mini cookies meant this lunchbox was deemed unacceptable by the school and parents are outraged.

The mum explained: ‘I sent my 2.5 yr old son to school with this and the cookies got sent home because they’re unhealthy – there was 3 MINI Cookies 🙈.’

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Replying to the mum’s post, one person wrote: ‘Looks like you took time and effort to [make] his lunch “fun” and appealing. Absolute rubbish that he wasn’t allowed to get those small cookies. Everything in moderation surely. 😡’.

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Another person went as far as to call it ‘child abuse’: ‘What right does a Teacher have to deny a child the food their Parent has provided ? Why does this teacher still have a job ? Child Abuse ! Home school your children if you can. This is deprivation and bullying.’

A third added: ‘That looks great and well balanced, my son’s drink got sent home because it was fizzy , it was sparkling water 🙈’.

Has your child’s lunch ever been sent back for being ‘unhealthy’? What item/s meant that it was sent back? How did you kids feel about it? Head over to our Facebook page to share your thoughts and experiences, we’d love to hear from you!