One mother is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter returned from daycare with her chicken sandwich confiscated because daycare workers were unable to determine if the food was halal. Yasmin Jackson, 24, claims that her daughter was starved for the entire day after the staff at Kingswood Daycare Nursery in Mitcham, London took the her daughter’s lunch.
Jackson is a single mother and former nursery worker. She posted about the incident on Facebook which quickly went viral:
“When I picked her up at the end of the day the first thing she said to me was, ‘mummy I’m really hungry, can I have my lunch now?’ I went to speak to the manager and I said ‘why wasn’t my daughter allowed her lunch?’ And she said ‘we didn’t know if it’s halal.’ 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.’”