I'm not a dietitian. I'm their mother though, I should have final say.
I suppose you really can't win - id much prefer DS to take a homemade chocolate cookie with full fat butter/ milk and no additives than preservative laden sakatas!
Are these guidelines just for daycare/ pre school or for primary schools as well??
With homemade, likewise, unless it was obviously loaded with chocolate/lollies etc we would accept it, as we wouldn't have access to nutritional info to check.
It's the way it should be. They intervene when clearly the child is bringing nothing but rubbish but allow parents to send what they want within reason.
Elijahs Mum (29-05-2014)
At DS kinder they are only allowed fruit or vegetable as snacks. That's it! Anything else is sent home uneaten. It's a rule, and not that hard to follow IMO. If he really needs a treat, he can have one at home. I quite like the policy, it's just unfortunate that it goes out the window once kids get to prep. I'm a prep teacher and the amount of cr@p they bring in their lunch boxes is unbelievable!!!
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