I don't really understand why everyone's getting their knickers in a knot about schools requiring 'healthy foods'. It's been mentioned several times through this thread that schools do it to try and assist those families that need further education on healthy food choices. Has anyone noticed the obesity epidemic in this country? And all the major health problems that then stem from that? That is why schools are doing it. As a PP said, if the parents won't do it, someone needs to!
Just like some PP saying re. allergen foods, that "I'm sure your child can survive 6 hours without peanut butter", well, I'm sure you're child can survive 6 hours without a treat? No one is saying don't give treats to your child, they are simply suggesting that to try and instill healthy eating habits in ALL kids, kids should eat healthy options at school and save the treats for after school. Kinda simple really.