Colorado preschool refused to let 4-year-old eat 'unhealthy' lunchbox Oreos, mom says BY Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:14 AM Leeza Pearson via facebook Colorado mom Leeza Pearson said her 4-year-old daughter, Natalee, was not allowed to her the Oreos packed in her lunchbox because preschool staffers didn't think they were healthy. A Colorado preschool didn’t allow a little girl to eat Oreos from her lunchbox because the treat wasn’t healthy enough, her mom said. Leeza Pearson said the sandwich cookies she put her 4-year-old daughter’s lunch Friday came home from the Children's Academy in Aurora uneaten. Attached was a note scolding the mom for sending little Natalee to school with unhealthy choices, she told Denver’s KMGH. "Dear Parents, It is very important that all students have a nutritious lunch,” the note read. “This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable, and a healthy snack from home, along with milk.” It continued: “Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone's participation." The cookies returned home with Natalee, unopened and accompanied by a scolding note. Pearson said Natalee’s lunchbox also contained a sandwich and string cheese. “They don't provide lunch for my daughter. I provide lunch,” said Leeza Pearson. “It's between me and the doctor in terms of what's healthy for her.” The school offered Natalee a healthier snack, a school district spokeswoman told the TV station. Pearson refuted that claim, and told ABC News that her 4-year-old came home hungry. Pearson said the Oreos are not a staple in her daughter’s diet, but rather an occasional treat. "She is not overweight by any means, and I usually try to feed her healthy," she said.