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.