I keep seeing posts about students having snacks in the classroom - generally the posts are complaining about the quality of the snacks being brought by the kids. Honestly, in the schools in which I have subbed or student taught, only k & 1st grade were allowed any kind of snack on a regular basis. Students in other grades (k-5) could bring cupcakes for a birthday mini-party (cannot interfere with instructional time at all - usually done at recess), but as far as I know, no other munchies are allowed! I was worried because I got freeze-pops for my 1st graders when the weather turned hot (they only got them at recess). I have seen completely junk-i-fied lunches brought from home. If they are lucky, the student has a Lunchable. I have seen students with nothing but chips & candy or Twinkies, etc. When given the choice between the kind of lunch I just described and the cafeteria food - believe it or not, the school food is healthier!