posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 11:47 PM
At my daughter's school you are requested to send a snack along each day with your child. They have the children eat these snacks mid-morning as it
gives them a pick me up until lunch, which for some grades doesn't start until 12:30 or so. It is supposed to be a healthy snack which makes sense.
No candy, etc. Things like pretzels, granola bars, etc. were acceptable.
This year they have put a sugar limit on these types of snacks. Consequently, many granola bars, fruit rolls and the like, no longer are acceptable.
The ridiculous part of this is that the food they serve for lunch in the cafeteria is absolute garbage. I know there is a limit on what they can
afford to serve, but the pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and lunch meats they offer are of such low quality it is laughable. Rarely would
I characterize even one of the two daily lunch choices the kids have as healthy.
Yet they feel they need to dictate what constitutes "healthy" for a morning snack you send with your child. If it has too much sugar, they do not
allow the kids to have it, and give them something from the teacher's stash. A stash they solicit from the parents throughout the year.
It's just weird, inconsistent, and stupid. Stop deciding what people should eat. Candy I can understand, but as a parent let me decide what's
healthy for my kid. Ours rarely eats a school lunch
Too bad for the old folks. When I'm that age, I hope to eat whatever the heck I want.
Don't get me started on the new grading system.