Preschool bans cookies, tot sent home with scolding note to mom

A suburban Denver 4-year-old came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher.

Preschooler Natalee Pearson came home Friday with a message from her school: she can't eat the cookies in her lunchbox. The four-year-old took home a note along with the forbidden items. 

The note told parents to pack a nutritious lunch that includes a fruit, vegetable and healthy snack. It read in part "Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack."

Natalee's mother, Leeza Pearson, says she doesn't agree with the decision by the Children's Academy in Aurora.

She says Natalie also had a sandwich and cheese and that the school took things too far.

A spokeswoman with Aurora Public Schools says they gave Natalee a healthy alternative to the cookies.

Pearson says Natalee attends the private Children's Academy as a public school student under the state's preschool option program.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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