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‘Put Him On A Diet’—Daycare Worker Fired For Leaving Fat-Shaming Note In 5-Year-Old’s Lunchbox

A woman named Francesca Easdon has gone viral on Facebook after posting a note she put in her son’s lunchbox and which came home with an insulting, fat-shaming edit. Easdon writes that her son Kyler is a very picky eater, but she’d been working with him to make “healthier choices” when it comes to what he has for lunch.

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She sent him to a day at Rocking Horse Day Care in Kingwood, Texas, with a sweet note asking for the teacher who read it to tell Kyler “mommy loves him.” The note came back with Kyler, and scrawled in Sharpie at the bottom, it read, “No! Put him on a diet and go away!”

So now that I have handled the situation I want to share what happened to Kyler and I. We have been working with Kyler…

Posted by Francesca Easdon on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Of course I was absolutely livid and immediately reached out to the school. First thing this morning I was at the school waiting on the director with my mother in law for a meeting. I was assured that it was being investigated and handled, yet almost no remorse was shown. I also brought to their attention the fact that on his teachers public Facebook page there were mass posts regarding drug use and other very inappropriate content. The teacher that wrote this note confessed while I was at work and was fired, but nothing has been done about the other situations.

Though the employee was fired for their rude message, Easdon isn’t satisfied with the response from the daycare and warned other parents to avoid it and monitor the places where they drop their kids off for the day very closely.

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“It took a minute to register, what I even saw and I just kept re-reading it and I just stood there for a minute,” Easdon told WABC-TV.

She added that Kyler has been going to this daycare for three years, and this is the first incident that has come up. The director at the Rocking Horse Day Care told reporters that he was sorry for what transpired and the amateur dietician has been fired. It’s scary to think that someone you’re leaving your kids with could ever think this was an appropriate response to a love note from mom. On the bright side, they put it all in writing.