A woman has been cruelly mum-shamed after sharing a snap of her kids' dinner she whipped up for £1.
The mum posted the picture of the sausage, mash and tinned spaghetti meal on a Facebook page aimed at swapping tips and tricks to cooking meals on a budget.
However, the meal for her two children aged eight and 14 had very unpleasant responses, reports the Daily Record.
Sharing the picture on the Feeding a Family on £1 a day Facebook page, she said: "Kids tea they don't always need veg to be healthy portions for a 14 and 8-year-old."
But the mum was shot down in flames from some who couldn't wait to ridicule her choice of menu.
One wrote: "All I see is carb overload."
Another said: "Children don’t need veg every sitting but that’s not a healthy balanced meal."
Another said meals like this one were the reason people need educated on nutrition.
She said: "It's comfort food it isn't healthy, potato is a root vegetable that does not count as one of the five. There is nothing wrong with it but it isn't a healthy dinner. Two out of three items on the plate are processed food (if mash is homemade if Smash then 3/3).
"It's facts and it just shows how much food/nutrition education is still needed in UK."
Others came out in defence of the mum-of-two saying people were too quick to judge.
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One said: "Surely with all that's happened this year with Covid and job losses the main point is the children are being fed.
"Why do people care what other parents are feeding their children, it has absolutely no impact on your life or day whatsoever."
Another said: "Full tummies is all that matters. Not everyone can afford to have balanced meals every single time. Sometimes people just need to fill up their little peoples tummies. Be kind."
"Honestly some of the judgemental people on here need to give their heads a wobble!! Two children have received a hot meal and will go to bed with full tummies!! I see nothing wrong in that."