A mum has sparked a big debate after outlining what her child's school won't allow kids to eat - and what they deem acceptable for lunchboxes.

She posted the baffling list on Mumsnet, sharing the strict spreadsheet to illustrate her confusion.

The school banned Dairy Milk - but were more than happy with chocolate bars such as KitKats.

Also under the can-eat category are cheesy treat Wotsits and also Mr Kipling cakes.

But red listed are 'solid chocolate' as well as doughnuts and sweets.

The mum posted on the parenting site revealing the head-scratching list - with many saying it should be mums and dads who selected what their child eats.

What are you happy with your child eating during school hours?

Captioning her post, the woman wrote: “So according to my (primary) schools ‘healthy’ lunchbox rules I can give my child a KitKat (biscuit based chocolate bar) but I can’t give them a small chocolate coin or some cubes of chocolate as these are solid chocolate.

“It seems to make no sense to me - indeed the whole policy seems to be a box ticking exercise so they can be considered a ‘healthy school’ by County.”

More and more schools are now telling parents what can and can't be eaten during term time.

The list sent to parents was lengthy

The topics created debate online - with many confused about the list.

One user posted: “I can’t bear this. They’re your children, you are in charge of what they eat.”

Another put: “I'd tell them to sod off and them sod off some more!

"They have zero right to dictate what you feed your child. Schools overstepping the line like this makes me furious.”

Other chocolate is banned, however

But some agreed with the school.

“That list sounds highly reasonable to me. A child should not have sweets every day, I thought this was known.”

The school also said that green foods should be in the lunchbox “every day” - include a portion of fruit and veg.