We have had a parent complain because their child was not allowed to eat their chocolate frosted brownie at lunch. This wasn't in my class (thank goodness). The parent was upset because she believed that it was ok for her son to eat dessert first. We always encourage protein, veggies, fruit, and then a sweet. We usually run out of time before the child gets to dessert. I explain to parents at the beginning of the year that most of the food that they send gets wasted. Parents send huge sandwiches (most of the time the kids take the meat out and throw the bread away). I always explain that if you want the child to get to their dessert then they need to send smaller portions. I also send back food that has not been eaten. I usually include a note as to why the child did not eat the food. One little girl would not eat her peanut butter/jelly sandwich because it was too sticky. I posted this topic on another message board (not a teacher forum) and the people on that site said that they would be p-ssed off if a teacher sent back their child's candy. They said that they packed their kids lunches and know what they are eating. I explained that it is difficult to teach a child that is on a sugar high or hits a sugar low. How are we suppose to teach kids that don't have the stamina to learn? Have you came across a situation like this? How does your school handle it?