No, that is not punishment that is straight out child abuse. Poor children.... some go without because they don't have it but to punish someone like that. Sad.Take video games or tv, not sustenance for our body. Food is a need, not a want.
Just plain barbaric, there are many other ways to discipline unruly offspring. Next time you do something bad, no food for you either.
You can disconnect important cables to their devices. Give them a sandwich instead of what you are eating. Even prisoners are not deprived of food and they are criminals. I really cannot believe such a high percent age participating in this practice,