A mother in Melbourne has received an angry note from the school after she put a lamington in her child's lunchbox.

The mum has spoken about how "the lunchbox police" reprimanded her for packing the treat.

The child was sent back home with the lamington and an angry note warning the mum not to pack the item again.

The mother was shocked to find the note in the lunchbox saying the lamington did not comply with the school's "nutrition policy".

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"Please do not send this item in your child's lunch again," the school added in the note.

A number of people have taken to social media to express their views on this issue.

"It's a bloody lamington," said one Twitter user, adding that Australia is becoming too politically correct.

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