Wow I am so glad my son goes to a centre where all food is provided! What a nightmare. Confiscating food without providing an alternative is awful. How do they think they are frankly? They are not the parent.
I do think many people need "help" with food choices for their kids particularly at school age as it does affect their behaviour and ability to learn. Healthy school lunches should be provided for this reason.
I didn't go to school in Australia so is the norm here for kids to take their own lunch all the way up to high school?