At my daughters school they dont have soda machines. Instead they have ones with juice, water and gatorade. They do have snack machines. They are only allowed to buy something at their afternoon break. Not during lunch. They also dont have choices at lunch. One menu is prepared and thats it.
She was at a different school a couple years ago. The kids were allowed to bring snacks from home daily and allowed to purchase from the school one day a week. She always took baby carrots and dip, string cheese or something similar. Well we were in a rush one morning and I put a chocolate snack size pudding in her backpack. The teacher refused to let her eat it saying they only allowed healthy snacks at school. The next day they were allowed to buy snacks. What kind of items were they selling? Sodas, chips, candy bars and candy! Yeah thats healthy!!
Another teacher told her she would need to bring a better lunch to school. What did she have in her lunchbox? Baby carrots and dip, string cheese, yogurt tube and either milk or a yahoo snack box. The reason the teacher was mad is because my daughter didnt have a sandwich to eat!