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Mom calls out 'Cheat Day' lunch box for young girls on social media

Posted at 5:57 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 09:51:22-05

Cheat days--adults talk about them while on diets often, but is this something little girls should be discussing?

One post on social media has sparked that conversation among parents after one mom noticed the saying stamped on a lunch box.

Sonni Abatta, a mom and podcast host, posted the picture of the lunch box with her thoughts on Facebook.

She didn't name the department store she found it in specifically in the post.

However, she feels that the color, sparkles, and surrounding merchandise make the product look like it's meant for little girls.

Abatta also said slapping messages like "cheat day" on products markets diet culture to little girls-- and it's just wrong.

"Why would a company ever pile onto our girls’ already-fragile senses of self by making her feel as though she’s 'cheating' by eating something that’s–gasp–not made of vegetables and air?” said Abatta in the post.

Abatta said she believes kids do need to eat healthy but thinks this product overall promotes a bad message.

Many parents on social media agreed with Abatta's post, and some even mentioned messages like this also impact young boys.