I'm not 'worried' that my children won't have opportunities to have cookies. I DO worry about creating inappropriate and unnecessary guilt in children for occasionally eating
And when I want my kids to have a cookie or a treat, they can have it after school or on weekends. No biggie. Kids are NOT going to miss out on a cookie at lunch if you don't give them that expectation.
What does this have to do with the debate? We could start a different debate about "Is Stacy's schools plant growing project better than Kim's" LOL I only brought it up because I think its another tool that could be used in teaching children the merits of healthy eating
Kim, do your kids prepare & eat the veggies at school? That's an integral part of our garden lessons, the kids learn about how different plants provide different nutrients, more or less fiber, how you can balance flavors so something that tastes bitter when it's raw or on it's own can taste better. If not, then the point in growing them is limited to being a botanical experiment.