crisco isn't lard, it's vegetable shortening
I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.
But yeah... we never had a policy like this, and the kids in my class always had generally healthy lunches with the occasional small treat. Especially around Halloween or Easter - parents would usually toss in one treat each day to try to use them up.
A lot of kids had home-baked cookies or muffins too, and those could easily have been healthier (whole grains, fruit, healthy oils, etc.) than a bologna sandwich on white bread... so where do you make the distinction? I'd be pretty pissed if a school confiscated an oatmeal-honey-apple cookie that I had baked for my kid, while leaving another kid's canned MSG soup or white bread alone.
Of course we always had recess too - an hour total for lunch and break, plus 15 minutes in the morning and in the afternoon. And our school was tiny, they didn't serve any food of their own or have any vending machines, so they weren't about to impose restrictions on what parents chose to pack. I think it'd be one thing to have a general policy that involved awareness and newsletters for parents, and quite another to have a policy of confiscation.
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