When we send our children off to daycare or school, we do so with the belief that whoever is taking care of them there will keep them safe, happy, well-fed, and protected — just as we would do ourselves. That’s why the process of choosing a caretaker or school for a child is so arduous: You simply want to make sure that when they leave your care for eight hours a day, they’re getting the very best treatment from the kindest of people. But sometimes, things get mixed up. Rules go unread, miscommunication happens, and suddenly, your child comes back home after a day at school with some complaints. That’s what happened to mom Yasmin Jackson when her daughter came home from school, complaining that she hadn’t eaten all day. When she investigated the issue, the whole thing spiraled out of control faster than it should have, and landed the daycare in quite a bit of controversy. Read the full story below.Until recently, Jackson sent Amari to the Kingswood Daycare Nursery, close to their home in Scotland.
And the entire thing centered around the girl’s lunch.
It contained chicken salad, bread sticks, humus, a bit of chocolate and some fruit.
When mom Jackson picked Amari up, she said she was hungry because she wasn’t allowed to eat her lunch that day.
She asked one of the managers why her daughter had been denied her own lunch and given other food instead (food she refused to eat).
This caused Jackson to post an outcry on her social media, claiming that the school had starved her child for not having halal choices.
Here’s a great description for anyone who needs a refresher.
Butchering is a different process entirely, depending on if meat is halal, kosher, or non-religious.
And much like in Jewish kosher diets, certain halal items aren’t to be co-mingled with non-halal foods.
The nursery isn’t specifically halal, nor does it outline halal dietary restrictions on their website.
“I said we are a Christian family and it was a chicken sandwich. And she said we don’t allow any non-halal meat in the nursery. So I thought this is just ridiculous.”
But again, while there are concessions for halal and dietary guidelines, it’s certainly not posted that it’s required anywhere.
They said that it simply didn’t occur, and they tried their best to quell any of Jackson’s anger.
Starving her young daughter, for whatever reason, was simply unacceptable.
“This is all complete rubbish,” said an anonymous source at the school. “We do not only allow halal meat to be eaten. It is not true and it has all been blown out of proportion with people spreading lies.”