Mother ‘fined’ $10 for failing to pack a grain in her children’s lunch; daycare gives them Ritz crackers
Kristen Bartkiw thought she’d packed her children a pretty good meal when she sent them off to daycare: roast beef, potatoes and carrots with a cup of milk and an orange for dessert.
But Logan and Natalie didn’t come home with just their empty dishware that day — they handed their mom the lunch police equivalent of a speeding ticket: A “Lunchbox Supplement Note,” that admonished her for failing to send her children to school with a grain. Ms. Bartkiw’s account would be charged $10 — $5 for each child. The daycare fed them Ritz crackers to make up for the oversight.
“It was frustrating,” she said in an interview from her home in Rossburn, Man., about 110km northwest of Brandon. “I actually phoned the daycare afterwards and said ‘Really? Am I actually getting charged for this?’ (Photo: From Kristen Bartkiw)