Mommie Dearest Kate Gosselin gives kids week old sandwiches for school

Here’s another story from US Weekly that paints Kate Gosselin in a very negative light as a mother. US has run exclusives straight from Jon Gosselin in the past, so I think we know where these stories are coming from. We’ve already heard that two of Kate’s six year-old sextuplets have been expelled from their private school, something that In Touch placed squarely on Kate’s shoulders despite all the evidence we have that her do-nothing ex husband is an equally terrible parent. Now there’s news that Kate sends her kids to school with the same sandwiches day after day in an attempt to get them to eat the meals she makes. I’m surprised she doesn’t have someone else making their lunches, or maybe she’s just ordering them to repackage the same sandwiches until the kids finish them.


Waste not, want not!

Budget-minded Kate Gosselin has no tolerance for the finicky eating habits of her eight kids. A source close to the single reality TV mom, 35, tells that Kate gets incensed when her children don’t finish their packed lunches at school.

Instead of throwing away the uneaten grub, “she repacks it for them in the next’s day lunch,” the source explains, adding that it’s school policy to send any untouched food home with students each day.

And those PB and Js can get a little gross, the source adds. “The kids are stubborn, so sometimes the little kids have the same half-eaten sandwich in their lunch all week.”

Sometimes the 9-year-old twins and 6-year-old sextuplets get teased for the musty sandwiches. “Some of the little ones cry, and some get angry and fight,” the source adds.

Kate’s ex-husband Jon, 33, isn’t a fan of Kate’s frugal fits. A pal overheard the single dad quip to his kids: “If you lived with me, you wouldn’t have to eat rotten food for lunch every day.”

[From US Weekly]

Note to Gosselin kids: throw out your lunch and act like you ate it. I hate that I’m defending Kate, and I’m not really, but my six year-old rarely eats his snack either. He gets a hot lunch at school but we pack him a sandwich for his snack and he rarely finishes it. I’m surprised he doesn’t just throw it away. We keep making the food every day and throwing it out though. It seems wasteful for sure, but the one time we made less the poor guy said he was hungry after school. Sometimes he eats his snack, and sometimes he shares or trades. So I get the urge to keep sending the same sandwich every day, but all that does is ensure that your kids have no edible food in case they do get hungry. They’re six years old, they have small tummies and there will be days when they don’t eat all their food.

This is not loving motherly behavior, this is “do as I say or you’ll face the consequences” behavior. Remember that scene from Mommie Dearest where Joan Crawford made her daughter Christina eat the old rare/raw meat and sit at the table until she finished it? “Christina, you haven’t touched your lunch.” How long will it take before Kate Gosselin’s kids write tell alls about their mom?

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  1. bellaluna says:

    If ever there was a contest for “Who Never Should Have Become a Mother” contest, she’d be right up there with White Oprah & almost every other “reality” TV personality/stage parent.

  2. kelBear says:

    Cara is getting so tall! That’s all I wanted to say, no comment on the story.

  3. malachais says:

    Seems a bit gross, especially since the lunch bag/kits are subjected to different temperatures during the day and could definitely go bad. Week old sandwiches is a bit much. If this story is coming from Jon, I think its pretty sick. Instead of talking to the rags, he should be speaking with Kate to ensure those kids don’t get sick from eating those sandwiches.

  4. Chrissy says:

    If the school policy is to send UNTOUCHED food home, there wouldn’t be half-eaten sandwiches in their lunch box. And please … the teachers would toss something that looked gross. I call bullshit on this story.

  5. LittleFATMe says:

    Okay, at dinner I did this with my 4 year old because her great grandmother was her “daycare” for six months and would make a hot dog, after one bite whne my child would say she wanted something else she would make something new – again and again and again. When it started hapening at home I would say no and if she would not eat I would wrap it and put it in the fridge and then warm it up whan she was hungry again. NOW – the first time she really held out, picking here and there but would not eat after giving her lunch and then warming for dinner I tossed what was left and made the same thing the next day so she still had to eat it, but it was fresh. I think make the same thing, but week old sandwiches (which could easily be an ass of a dad making things worse than they are) don’t seem healthy!

  6. Michelle says:

    This story sounds fishy to me. I’d be surprised that an elementary school would still allow peanut butter sandwiches to be brought to school because of the risk of a highly allergic child coming into contact with the peanut butter, messy fingers and all.
    It also sounds like Jon would love to have primary custody of all the kids so that he can collect some hefty child support payments!

  7. Lady D says:

    I call bullshit. There are enough horror stories about her parenting (and his) without making up garbage. Jon must need money again.

  8. guesty says:

    if she does that…that is disgusting & based on how anal she is…wouldn’t put it past her.

  9. devilgirl says:

    I have a hard time believing this story. She is a bitch, but come on. Wouldn’t the kids be smart enough to throw out a smelly sandwich after it was re-issued the next day? If they didn’t eat it the one day, they would pitch it the next.

    Sorry but this story is stupid.

  10. Chris says:

    The older daughter is crying in every photo. What does that tell you?

  11. Majosha says:

    “I’d be surprised that an elementary school would still allow peanut butter sandwiches to be brought to school because of the risk of a highly allergic child coming into contact with the peanut butter, messy fingers and all.”

    We send our son to school with a PB&J nearly everyday. Kids can be allergic to a multitude of foods, so it would be really impractical to tell parents what they can and can’t pack for lunch. And young kids end up with messy fingers regardless of what they eat.

  12. konspiracytheory says:

    Just to clear up part of the story: many schools (including the one my kids go to) don’t let the younger kids throw *anything* out at lunch – that way the parents can see what is/is not being eaten, and adjust what they’re sending in accordingly. Or, if you’re Kate Gosselin, use the leftover food as a punishment/reminder of who the boss is.

  13. Whatever says:

    I call bullshit too. Nice try Jon, you are still in the running for douche of the decade.

  14. Samigirl says:

    @Michelle, Schools allow children to bring peanut butter sandwiches for their personal lunches. If it is a treat day or something for a party, something all the kids will get something special for, they send out notes asking for no peanut butter :)

  15. Happymom says:

    The way she dresses now is ridiculous.

  16. Whatever says:

    The older daughter is crying in every photo. What does that tell you?


    That she needs anger management? That kid has been doing that since she was tiny. I’m sure that’s the one Jon trashed on television, saying she was “just like Kate.” That’s one hell of a father to go on television and talk shit about his little girl. Then again, he was hanging out with Lohan at the time.

    re: peanut butter. It depends on the school Our kids have had either a ban or a special table where kids with peanut butter must sit, separately from the group, depending on the school.

  17. devilgirl says:

    Schools may not allow kids to throw out food at lunch, but the kids would have time to do it after lunch.

    I have no idea why I am commenting on Gosseline’s anyway, I never watched the show.

  18. Penguen says:

    Dunno if this story is bs or not, but I can’t stand this woman, and I feel really sorry for her kids. It’s so not fair to deprive them of normal childhoods.

  19. Anon says:

    I have worked in a classroom with younger children – and they generally only disallow peanutbutter sandwiches if there is a child in that class, or that division, who has a severe allergy.
    Although I do know of schools who all together do not allow peanutbutter (or any type of packaged food that does not say ‘peanut free’) for lunches.

  20. Jazz says:

    There’s no way she made those sandwiches anyway, their chef did. The chef the kids pay for.

  21. padiddle says:

    Here in NJ where I live kids can’t bring peanut butter to school anymore at all. They have to use soy “peanut butter” if they want a pb sandwich.

  22. Po says:

    I don’t like the whole Gosselin thing but I also don’t like looking in from the outside on how parents punish their kids (as long as their not trying to kill them). If she is trying to instill in her kids that you can’t always get exactly what you want and that they are not the ones running the household and making the food decisions then that is her choice. I was raised to believe you ate what was given to you or you didn’t eat and I don’t have an eating disorder or anger problems (that i know of)
    P.S., I still don’t like her, the idiot husband, or TLC for bringing them to us in a disgusting little package. Ok, scratch that, maybe I do have some anger issues.

  23. Jezi says:

    Who knows what’s real. I love the mommy dearest comparison though….LOL. What bothers me more is that she’s always decked out looking like a Hunts Point hooker. She needs a make over. She can be a MILF without dressing like that. Geez!!!!

  24. Baby says:

    This woman is just ridiculous. Even if this story is false she has run that family into the ground. Not to mention her tacky outfits. Please go away.

  25. Me1st says:

    my kids school doesn’t allow any Nuts of any kind so we don’t do PB&J. Also, as a tentative mother, I make my kids lunches, not a nanny or security guard. She wanted these kids, she should have to raise them as a NORMAL person. And bullshit if she is NORMAL.

  26. Obvious says:

    I never once had a teacher monitor what i was eating. So how would they throw away something that looked old? not to mention what would they then feed the child???

  27. texasmom says:

    I think she is capable of doing this — as time goes on she just seems more and more “off.” Her affect, her clothing choices, she just doesn’t seem very connected to reality anymore.

    Our school had a no-peanut table at lunch. My child’s class had a boy with severe peanut allergies and the entire class took extra precautions with hand washing and sanitizing surfaces daily, but were still allowed to bring what they wanted for lunch.

  28. Karin says:

    PB&J is not allowed in schools. Not the ones I know of, at least. Too many people with peanut allergies. I am no Kate fan, but I question the source claiming that they get “PB&J”

  29. Bonfire Beach says:

    The sad thing is that I can tell where she is in almost all of these photos. I really hate living in PA.

  30. Amanda says:

    Actually, I would say Jon is not the source for this story. Parents and staff at the children’s school leak information- blogs focused on the Gosselin’s confirm this very often. That’s where the story of the kids suspension and expulsion came from- their classmates parents.

    Did you know that last month Jon took Kate to court to try and stop filming of the show because he believes it is irreparably harming his children (behavioral problems, etc)? He apologized for taking part in filming in the past and said he realized now how much harm the show had done.

  31. Novaraen says:

    lol…a week is waaaaay overdoing it.

    I tell my boys that if their sandwich comes home uneaten, that they will eat it for dinner. So they usually eat what I send…lol. Never would I continually put it in their lunchbox day after day.

  32. My heart breaks for those babies. Recycled sandwiches. Nausea. Kate if you do not love them please let their loving dad have them to raise. It seems like you want more than 15 minutes of fame. Hows stevie.

  33. Anastasia says:

    Hey, at least Jon realized living their lives on TV was bad for them and has fought to get them off TV. Kate doesn’t want the gravy train to stop (though it is already stopping, sorry to tell her).

    From what I’ve seen of her, I wouldn’t be surprised one bit at this. This is the same woman who thought a few grapes and a cracker was a perfectly sufficient meal for years for growing kids.

    Honestly, this whole family is the best argument for “don’t sell your kid’s private lives for public consumption.”

    It’s like making a deal with the devil. And guess who loses? The kids.

  34. Anastasia says:

    By the way:

    There’s a lot more information regarding Kate and her odd habits with food and her kids.

  35. H.H. says:

    Those sextuplets have mild retardation faces.

  36. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    “Eat your moldy sandwiches!!” She yells.

    They all answer in monotone.. “Yes, Mommy Dearest.”

  37. Cletus says:

    Okay, I will recycle a sammich one time, meaning I’ll make it for Little Cletus on Monday, and if she doesn’t eat it then she gets it on Tuesday, too. But then if she still doesn’t eat it, I throw it out. Because, DAMN.

  38. RHONYC says:

    nice armpit rolls.
    it works nicely with her ’80′s bon jovi-groupie’ ensemble. :-(

  39. TaylorB says:

    To be fair Kate grew up very poor, my mother grew up the same way, and wasting food was basically considered horrible. My mother would take my unfinished veggies, put them in the fridge and serve it to me for breakfast, lunch and dinner until those Lima Beans were finished. I hated it, and the lectures about staving children in China etc. but it wasn’t abuse. My mother was raised by people who lived through the depression and learned the hard way that food should not be wasted.

    I don’t like Kate or her moronic ex, but in this case I understand her motivation. I have friends that actually make each kid a different meal, one wants hot dogs, the other pizza, etc. can you imagine doing that for 8 kids? I know this is harsh to some but as kids we didn’t pick the menu, you ate what you were given, and if you pitched a fit because you wanted something else… too damn bad, you got what mom or dad cooked for you. Oh, and as much of a hag Kate is, I highly doubt she serves them the same sandwich for a week. That sounds like a couple of kids who didn’t get what they wanted and made things sound was worse to dad because they are mad at mom. Man, those kids are in for a lifetime of therapy.

  40. Whatever says:

    I think kids don’t belong on television, but I hope the judge told Jon to come back when he actually starts to pay a penny of support. Deadbeat. If they had to live on what their father pays, they’d have to make a sandwich last a month.

  41. guilty pleasures says:

    Yikes if this is true.
    When I sent my kids to school, it was with homemade roast beef, cheese, and lettuce, on a whole wheat kaiser. Sometimes it got eaten, sometimes it came home. What came home got thrown out or given to the dog. NEVER would I dream of either making my kids sick by sending it back to school with them or humiliating them with a soggy chewed up piece of crap (gee, mommy must really love me!).
    Food is not tied to anything other than ‘feuling the engine’ with my kids, and both are beautiful, lithe and strong, with a better relationship to food than I developed.
    This is so horrible it makes me sick, like the woman being promo-ed for this week’s Dr Phil, the monster who puts hot sauce on her kid’s tongue for lying to her. I’d lie to her too, out of sheer terror.
    I am by no means parent of the year, but my kids don’t fear me.
    PS-both are in university, excelling in academics and sport.
    Let’s see how Kate’s kids turn out…
    Child abuse/neglect is so damn sad.
    Might as well kick a puppy or squeeze a kitten.

  42. Anastasia says:

    Whatever, WHAT are you talking about? Don’t you think if he didn’t pay child support, she’d be on him like white on rice? He’s court ordered to pay it. They don’t mess around.

    Besides, those poor kids EARN their own damn child support by WORKING. Who wants that to continue?

    Oh yeah, their MOM.

  43. LindaR says:

    Kate is going to be really jowly in a few years unless she gets a lift. Can’t wait for the desperate times to set in as she becomes irrelevant and only makes the tabs when she is on her knees begging people to notice her or someone gets a shot of her cellulite.

  44. hatsumomo says:

    Not to sound snarky, but I read this story back on the 11th when you ran the story of the twins being expelled. There is a link from a poster called Small Town Gossliens I checked out and alot more stuff is on there.

  45. buenavissta says:

    When my kids get home, I check their lunch bags. Their after school snacks start with finishing what’s left. After that, I’ll feed them more if they’re still hungry.

    Our school is also a peanut-free zone and it has a zero waste policy. Kids can recycle their containers and compost their apple cores and banana peels but everything else comes home.

    She seems way too anal to insist on feeding them rotten food.

  46. Westcoaster says:

    I know being a parent can not be sunshine and roses all the time, but Kate never looks happy around her children. When she is smiling or laughing it seems so forced. I wonder what she will be like when she has eight teenagers to deal with!

  47. konspiracytheory says:

    Taylor B, where on earth did you get the idea that Kate grew up ‘very poor’? Contrary to internet rumors, she did not grow up in a trailer park – her family was solidly middle class (she even attended private school, so how poor could they have been?).

  48. junipergreen says:

    I call bullshit on this one.

  49. Baby says:

    She sold her soul to upgrade her life off the backs of her multiples. Why some woman look up to her is amazing there is not one motherly bone in that fake tanned,sugically enhanced body and let’s not forget that busted weave.

  50. MissyA says:

    I can totally see this woman doing this.
    I grew up fairly impoverished, so wasting food in my house was a big no-no. (Especially since we’d have to go to the food pantry after school. At least we appreciated where our food came from!) But my siblings and I qualified for free lunches throughout most of our schooling, so rarely would my Mommie Dearest have to be bothered to pack our lunches.

  51. Jayna says:

    LOL probably happened one time. I don’t believe this. About one-half of all these online gossip site stories are true, if even that. Not buying it.

  52. OXA says:

    New story is that that she threatens the kids with being sent away like the dogs if they do not behave.

  53. Jeri says:

    For OK’s credibility department, “untouched food and half-eaten sandwiches” are mutually exclusive.

  54. anon says:

    I think Kate is very capable of sending stale sandwiches for a week. Maybe Kate is making the same lunch over and over. I remember my kids would come back with food if I repeated the same lunch too many times so I always made a point to change things up. I noticed kids get sick of foods really quickly. There is no harm in changing the lunch every so often to keep them happy and it is better for them nutrionally. Kate probably makes the easiest lunch possible so she has time for her mani-peds, tanning and her daily runs. Don’t forget the diva gets 9-10 hours of sleep a night so she probably doesn’t have energy to give her kids some variety in their lunches.

  55. The Bobster says:

    At least they’re not tuna fish sandwiches.

  56. Cleo says:

    Omg, poor Maddie. Some leprechaun keeps tickling her crying nerve whenever there are cameras on her.

  57. Feebee says:

    So instead of finding a solution ie a lunch that is something the kids will eat that isn’t too much work she let’s them go hungry day after day. It would be better to make them eat it for dinner, at least she could gauge if they were being picked or genuinely didn’t like the food. I don’t believe in the kids getting their own way and dictating every thing but if kid doesn’t like PB&J (or whatever it was) why force them to eat it. If you didn’t like anchovies and they were served to you every day, what would you do?

  58. crtb says:

    My school has a table in the cafeteria for children with food allergies. Teachers are made aware of which children have what allergies and those foods cannot come into the classroom. Yes, we send home any uneaten foods so that parents know what has and has not been eaten at lunch time.

    When I was a child, you sat at the table until you ate all the food on your plate. No food was thrown away. And that sometimes meant sitting at the table the entire day. As a mother, I only served things that my daughter liked. I was lucky, she ate most vegtables, meats, breads and beans. She is more picky at 22 than she was as a child!

  59. LolaBella says:

    I may not be a fan of Kate, but this story sounds too ludicrous and heartless to be true.

    These poor kids are gonna be in therapy for the rest of their lives. So sad.

  60. daisyfly says:

    How is that people can see Kate intentionally denying her child water and then gloat about it, hear her smack her child with a spoon, see her apathy towards her children’s discomfort, fear, and pain, and yet STILL say “oh no, she wouldn’t do THIS”?

    What does she have to do to get people to see that she’s not a bad mother but a HORRIBLE one?

  61. Cinderella says:

    My daughter’s school does the same thing. She is also a picky eater. It doesn’t thrill me to see a half eaten sandwich either, but we give it to the dogs. We don’t send it back a second day. GROSS.

  62. Julie says:

    Well, still looking as though there remain some serious issues between Ms. G and the oldest of her twin daughters.

    That poor girl is STILL so unhappy?

    Can somebody say Help Her?! Lord knows she can afford it. Guess it’s a fine example of the parents she has – $$$ and damn the spawn to hell.

  63. TaylorB says:


    Thank you for correcting me, I was under the impression that she grew up quite poor and that is why she is so money oriented. Granted, I think she is an a$$ so I wasn’t inclined to spend time on her background, mea culpa.

    And off topic, while she and Jon are totally to blame for this, those kids are really turning into first class brats and it has got to be hard for the parents to deal with them. But I guess
    ‘you reap what you sow’ or however the idiom goes.

  64. konspiracytheory says:

    I totally agree, TaylorB!