Parenting decisions are just that...parenting decisions. It's not up to you what other people's kids eat. As educators we should teach our mandated health curriculum. Modeling a healthy lifestyle is also to be commended as teachers can be influential role models. But dictating that no kid should be exposed to xyz food is over stepping. (didn't you used to give kids candy canes at holiday time when you were in a speech classroom.) I'm not understanding your point of view...it's not a teachers job to influence kids food choices, yet if it was up to you, kids AND ADULTS would be restricted in their choices.... A kid eating a bag of chips at lunch doesn't mean a parent is being negligent or a kid isn't healthy. What if someone moderated how often one eats out at chain or fast food restaurants? Dictated how often and how rigorously one worked out? Oversaw grocery purchases? At some point this regulatory mentality over how others should be living their lives becomes an infringement on all of our freedoms to choose.