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My kindergartner's teacher is asking for us to do community snacks. Basically on your day of the month you bring 20 snacks and drinks. Each child has a day to being them. I hate this idea, but was wondering what you ladies thought of it??
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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM
Plus 20 organic juice boxes and some fruits and veggies for 20 kids will cost WAY more than a couple packs of Capri sun and a bag of pretzels. I refuse to buy junk, so I'm stuck giving the other kids great stuff but getting fake food in return.
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by Head Admin on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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With all the food allergies and other dietary restrictions some kids HAVE to have, and then those that make healthier choices like your family is making, I cannot fathom how the school decided this is a good idea?

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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And there aren't any restrictions in place - like it needs to be healthy, or no peanuts, or whatever. There aren't any allergies in our class, but still....some guidelines might be nice. It's cheaper to buy junk than real food. Most people's ideas of healthy are not what I consider healthy....so it's just annoying that this has been taken away from me.
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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM
I've never heard of this before. The schools in our area just don't do it. All my local mommy friends are like "what? Thats insane!" It's only this teacher who is instituting it. The others still have individual snacks.

Quoting michiganmom116:

Being that I have strict standards for our diet, I'd hate the idea.  However, it is pretty common.

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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM
I am not sure if I like the idea either seeing as I like to do healthy snacks I think its a bit much to do drinks as well why can't they just bring their own water bottle in
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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Maybe you can talk to the teacher about your ds bringing is own food.

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

When ds was in kinder each kid brought their own snack, but if your kid forgot a snack then they just didn't get one. Maybe the teachers doing it this way so she knows each kid will have a snack.

by Member on Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM
I wouldn't like it. Here each student takes their own snacks and drinks to school every day.
by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM
Participation is optional so Id focus on providing my one child with snacks day to day and let the Teacher know my choice to opt out
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by Nikki on Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I would be okay with it.The only thing would be minding everyone's diet and allergies.

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