I have 3 kids. My oldest son is in 5th grade; middle daughter is in 3rd grade; and my youngest son is in 1st grade. Their school asks that I pack a snack with them everyday. Even the 5th grader! That just seems crazy to me. Don't you think that 5th grade is a bit old to be still having snack AT SCHOOL? My husband and I thought that 3rd grade was too old for having snack at school, but my 5th grader came home with a note stating that he needed snacks sent everyday too.
Of course, there is a specific list for each class too of "approved snacks" like Nabisco Teddy Grahams, Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers - Cheese Flavored only, Keebler Cheez-Its, Apples, Pears, Grapes, Celery, and Carrots. *Must be brand Specific and must come in original packaging* So I can't buy a large bag of Goldfish and divide it up among the kids, because she doesn't want anyone "cheating" and risk a food allergy. THEN DON'T HAVE SNACK FOR THE OLDER GRADES!
Certainly they can wait until they get home, right?