Schools and unhealthy snacks
Have any of your schools cut out having unhealthy snacks for parties, rewards, etc? Several in our area have but our elementary school has not.
My son is in elementary school and everytime I turn around they are having a party with cookies, soft drinks, etc. Just finished baking brownies for an Easter Party on Friday. Each nine weeks those that earn good behavior points get to go to a party with soft drinks, cookies, chips, etc.
Now I believe that children should be allowed occasional junk food at certain times. I don't believe there should be a complete band just a moderation.
However, the kicker was a few weeks ago they had a fitness challenge. Children walked laps on the walking track and raised money for the school. People pledged for the number of laps walked. Great idea. Problem - those classes meeting a certain goal got a movie party with pop corn. If they met a higher goal they got the movie and pop corn AND ice cream. I don't understand teaching children so young about rewarding a fitness walk with pop corn and ice cream.
Why not an extra recess which they would really love? Just wondering if any other schools have banned junk food.