This is kind of a shoot off of the school monitoring thread.
How much should schools involve themselves in monitoring nutrition in kids diets? I dont mean are they getting any food, more of are they getting good food.
This is kind of personal for me right now, I am taking a class that looks directly at how foods effect childrens behavior. I also have noticed that some parents are fairly shocking with what they send for snacks to my class. At the beginning of the year I ask for no sugary snacks, and that they send a cup for water. I always have a few students that bring stuff that I would say is not healthy but not horrible. This year (and last year) I have one kid that brings horrible snacks, always full of sugars and food dyes. This kid is super smart, and really sweet, but shortly after snack time he lacks any impulse control. He kind of goes a little wild, and then you can see he is dissapointed that he breaks the rules. I am not sure how much to say to his parents, I dont want to offend, but I also want to see him have great success in all of his school years.
So as parents, would you welcome observations from teachers if they saw that food was impacting behavior?