Piers Morgan Slams Parents Who Packed 'Cold McDonald's' School Lunch For Their Kids
TV personality Piers Morgan weighed in on a rising parenting controversy. On his breakfast show "Good Morning Britain," Morgan slammed the parents who packed a cold McDonald's school lunch for their kids.
Morgan and his co-hosts were discussing the issue that had other moms and dads talking as well. The host called the parents as "feckless." He said what they did was a form of child abuse for subjecting their children to an "unhealthy death trap," Mirror reported.
"I have nothing against McDonald's but a congealed burger from the night before, that's disgusting," Morgan said. His co-host Susanna Reid suggested that perhaps the parents did not have the time to prepare proper school lunches.
Morgan brushed off what Reid implied and said some parents are lazy. Viewers echoed Morgan's opinion on social media. They agreed parents should make an effort to provide healthy kids' lunches.
The incident Morgan passionately talked about arose from Byron Primary School. Its officials sent parents a newsletter outlining which packed lunches were acceptable and unacceptable.
Teachers, however, still found kids with unhealthy school lunches despite the newsletter. One of these included a day-old cold Happy Meal and the oversight became viral online.
"Children work very hard at school and a balanced meal at lunch time helps provide concentration for the afternoon," head teacher Jon Carthy wrote in his letter to parents, according to Yahoo. Carthy also reminded parents on the school packed lunch guidelines. He said moms and dads can contact the school if they want help devising a healthy meal for their children.
There's an increasing global effort to lower childhood obesity. The World Health Organization cited 42 million children under 5-years-old are growing up obese because their diet consists of high fat and high sugar content.
Obesity is tied to serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Health experts and enthusiasts are one in saying instilling a healthy diet must start in children early.