A mom is going viral on TikTok after she got a passive aggressive note about “healthy choices” after packing Pringles in her son’s lunch
Food shaming anyone is a dumb thing to do. But food shaming a literal toddler? Ugh, how has we, as a society, not moved past that by now? One mom is going viral on TikTok for sharing the passive aggressive message she received from her son’s school after she sent him in with Pringles as a snack, and the aftermath of this insane situation will make your blood boil.
Megan, who goes by @peaveymegan on TikTok, shared in her first video that she opened her son’s lunchbox after school to find that his teachers had written her a snarky note on the empty Pringles container.
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“I sent my son to school with Pringles, which is a very age-appropriate snack for a 3-year-old,” she explained. “And this is what the school sent, ‘Please help us make healthy choices at school.’ They snack-shamed my 3-year-old. They snack-shamed me by writing that passive aggressively on his trash.”
Obviously, Megan was annoyed. I mean, what mom wouldn’t be? This is, objectively, a ridiculous thing to do. Plus, as she went on to explain in the video, she’s doing her darnedest to instill a healthy relationship with food in her son, who lives in a world that will just beat him down with toxic food messaging like this.
“At our house, we do not label things as ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ because that starts eating disorders,” she said.
But Megan’s follow-up videos are where things go really off the rails. In her first follow-up, she explains that she heard back from the school regarding their passive aggressive note.
“So I dropped my son off at school today. I checked him in, and I saw that the director was there, so I initiated the conversation. So, I just shared how I was disappointed with how, you know, it was handled. I wish that they had reached out to me directly. I said it was kind of passive aggressive to write it on his empty Pringles Cup,” she said. Apparently, the director was the one who wrote the note. And then they claimed that Megan was actually the passive aggressive one for continuing to send Pringles to school after getting the note. What?!
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The director then dropped the bombshell that Megan’s son, who was all set to attend a summer program at the school, no longer had a spot in those classes. Megan, being a bad*ss, just removed her son from the school altogether, which, good for her.
In a second follow-up video, she explained further (not that she needs to) that she’s a working mom, and policing her food choices for her three-year-old is counter-productive.
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“Sometimes it’s easier for me to just throw in a freaking thing of Pringles, OK,” she said. Preach, mama!
She continued, “If we’re sending food that we think is good for our children, then why can’t they just let them have that?”
As frustrating as this whole situation had to have been, it sounds like Megan’s son is better off not attending that school. And consider this a message if you’re someone who would ever think to food-shame a toddler: Just don’t.