I am curious. Who else is required to provide daily snacks for their school age children. In kindergarten everyone took turns so about once a month you are required to provide snacks for the entire class. It wasn't too bad unless you forgot your day!
However, after kindergarten all elementary grades provide their own daily snack. Every day I have to rummage up something healthy for snack. It is either prepackaged stuff which is expensive, ziplock bags which seem a waste or containers which get reused (tried and failed to keep up with the containers).
I don't recall providing snacks for my older kids when they were little. They had breakfast, lunch, snack after school and dinner. When did this extra snack become necessary? I now have to monitor my kids lunch online because they allow them to purchase chips and cookies with their lunch. Then they get home at 3 and have a snack and we eat dinner between 5:30 and 6.
All these snacks are killing me. All this junk food they let them buy is bothersome and another area that I have to monitor or they will just eat the junk food. Oh, and bananas are not a good choice. Michelle left one in her backpack....for days. Not so good.
So, do your school age kids need snacks at school? If so, what do you send?
Note: on the weekends we don't do a morning snack but our lunch time is flexible according to when everyone tells me they are hungry. We do an afternoon snack if it gets brought up and it isn't too close to dinner time. Sometimes they are so busy playing they don't come in for food breaks. However, they do a lot of water breaks.