By eating poorly, our health is negatively impacted. Also, good nutrition is all the more essential for growing children. Unfortunately for this 6-year-old girl, her school took her meal tray from her hands because she did not have enough money. A sad story relayed by our colleagues from Dailymail.
Needless to say, it is inconceivable to think that a child can concentrate in class if he has an empty stomach. Skipping meals can, therefore, have consequences for a child’s academic performance.
No money, no meals
Anya Howard is a 6-year-old schoolgirl. Every day, she has lunch in the canteen like her comrades. So that day, Anya Howard takes her meal tray and goes to sit down to eat it. Unfortunately, she did not have enough money to pay for it. A supervisor notices this and acts according to school policy. He takes the tray from her hands and asks her to stand in line to be offered a peanut butter and jam sandwich. The scene is played out in front of all her comrades, who do not hesitate to make fun of her while she runs to receive her sandwich. The little girl says she was “sad” according to a News8 article .
A system that doesn’t work
The cafeteria at Anya school works as follows: Parents fund an account in the name of their child with money, which is therefore used to pay for meals every day. In theory and according to the supervisor general of the school of Anya, Dr. Kent, the parents are warned as soon as their child’s account drops below 5 €, thus allowing the child to have 2 meals before that the account does not require replenishment. However, this was simply not the case for Anya according to her grandfather, Dwight Howard.
He said that he had received no warning from the school that his account was not sufficiently stocked to have a meal. So that is how Anya found herself standing in line for peanut butter and jam sandwich instead of a full hot meal, all of which aroused the mockery of her classmates in the face of indifference. total teaching staff.
According to Dwight Howard, this is clearly the fault of the school. For him, it is the school’s duty to inform it well before the account is empty, and in this context, the school has failed to fulfill its role. It’s embarrassing for a 6-year-old girl ”he adds, for him all this could have been avoided, and he urges the school to change their policy for meals and thus avoid this kind of humiliation to his little daughter.
Humiliation at school
School humiliation continues and has taken very different forms. It is defined as the conscious act or not in the teacher or a classmate of degrading a pupil, be it because of his grades, his social origin or any other reason. Humiliation and harassment at school have a disastrous impact on the child: Depression, anxiety, sleep disorders or behavioral disorders.
To prevent these situations, children must be taught from an early age to speak if something goes wrong. It is, therefore, necessary to put them in confidence and not to hesitate to act when a child is humiliated by contacting the establishment and by notifying them of what your child is undergoing.