Ok, I normally love our school, but I am getting so frustrated with this one issue.
Basics, we are asked not to pack junk food lunches - no lunchables, canned soup, etc. Also, they don't really want sugary treats/sweets as well. I am fine with all of this, and have been for 4 years.
Every year we have a school carnival. In the past we have always allowed game prizes of all sorts of different things - candy, plastic toys, light sticks, etc. We have also offered for sale food that was normal every day food....
But this year, the person who is self proclaimed in charge of the carnival is changing everything, and the rest of his/her changes will be carried out by next year.
1) Food will only be organic, humanely treated, locally purchased/raised. (phased in between this year and next year)
2) No candy what so ever, game prizes will be a bead and pipe cleaner to make bracelet out of. (happening this year)
3) Drinks sold will only be water (being phased in between this year and next)
4) Eventually there will no longer be cupcakes/cakes/pies, etc sold in the food booth, nor will there be the "baked goods" auction. (being phased in between this year and next year).
I do watch the sugar content of what I give my kids, and try to keep it to a reasonable level.
Are all Montessori schools so like this --- organic only, humanely treated, judge a food based upon a "label" vs its true content...