Can public schools tell parents what they are allowed to send in lunches? Would this bother you? Or should I just deal with it? I really am not pleased with this at all.
I was ok with not sending cookies (even healthy ones) to school, because other kids might want cookies blah blah blah. But now the teacher told ds that he can't bring his yogurt tube in, because of the sugar. It has less sugar in it than the regular yogurt cups, which are apparently ok. The school IS pretty big on sending healthy items in lunches, and even have a "fruit and veggie" snack day twice a week, to get the kids excited and educated about fruits, veggies, and healthy eating.
The teacher told ds the yogurt wasn't allowed due to the sugar. Dp and I wonder if it might have something to do with it being messy. Ds said he spilled some once or twice (not today) while opening it. If *that's* the reason, then fine, I understand. But she should have just said that to ds.
I might not be SO upset about it, except that on hot lunch days, the kids are typically offered pizza, muffins (choc chip or blueberry, from Tim Hortons I think), and cow's milk- white or chocolate. Other times, it's hot dogs and cookies, with milk. AND they have popcorn days where the kids pay $1 to get a baggie of popcorn. I have no idea what kind of popcorn it is, but I'm fairly certain it's not just plain popped corn (so it seems probable that it has artificial colors and flavours in it).
Now, I don't really have a big problem with those things, because we have treats like that sometimes, and I get that it's a fun thing for the kids to do, and it helps make money for the school. But how the heck can THEY tell ME that I'm not allowed to send yogurt to school in my son's lunch?
(They also had a "healthy snack day" where kids bought healthy snacks from the school- ds bought raisins. When I sent raisins in his lunch on a later date, he was told that he wasn't allowed to bring raisins in his lunch. I let that go because it seemed like a small thing).
I'm going to talk to her tomorrow. I need to know if I'm really overreacting to be so irritated by this.
Edited by DevaMajka - 11/15/10 at 3:28pm