Hi everyone, I've been having an internal struggle with myself over an issue I've been having with my para. In a nutshell, she is very critical of the type of snacks and lunches students get sent to school with, and thinks that I should be speaking to a lot of the parents about what type of foods their kids should be getting. For example, she asked that I let a parent know that their child really enjoys apples and if they could send her with an apple for a snack (she usually has snacks like cheese/crackers or a granola bar). I feel like it would almost be offensive to be telling parents something like this, and I don't want to create tension with them. For what it's worth, the kids I have all seem to be well taken care of - I don't have any concerns about their health or well being. It's just that my para is a big "health" type of person who hates the fact that kids have any type of sugary snacks or drinks, and wants me to steer parents away from these things. Which makes me uncomfortable. I personally feel like it's not my place to critique parents for the type of food they send (unless it's absolutely nothing but candy, or to the point it could be considered neglect). Has anyone here ever spoken to parents about the type of food they are sending, or feel like it's a teacher's place to maybe make the lunch choices healthier? Thanks!