Kids charge up the Fruit Loops and parents have to pay?

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Kristen

Hanover, PA

#1 Oct 14, 2011
Does anyone else have an issue with the way the Hanover public schools do food service? there is no way to control what your children eat. The kids give their ID number at the cafeteria, get food, and parents get charged. There are no paper tickets, no card to swipe - nothing a parent would hand a kid in the morning and know if money was being spent.
I have a daughter with ADHD and a son with food allergies. I feed them in the morning and send lunches but often my daughter will go in and charge Fruit Loops, danish or other surgery breakfasts that I would not allow. I tried talking to the school and was told they were not allowed by policy to turn away any child asking for a meal. I couldn't even limit usage to a set number of times a week etc.
I certainly don't want anyone going hungry but with all the concerns with obesity, ADHD, allergies or simply being able to set a food budget, this seems like a crazy system.
Am I the only one?
Joe

York, PA

#2 Oct 21, 2011
Kristen wrote:
Does anyone else have an issue with the way the Hanover public schools do food service? there is no way to control what your children eat. The kids give their ID number at the cafeteria, get food, and parents get charged. There are no paper tickets, no card to swipe - nothing a parent would hand a kid in the morning and know if money was being spent.
I have a daughter with ADHD and a son with food allergies. I feed them in the morning and send lunches but often my daughter will go in and charge Fruit Loops, danish or other surgery breakfasts that I would not allow. I tried talking to the school and was told they were not allowed by policy to turn away any child asking for a meal. I couldn't even limit usage to a set number of times a week etc.
I certainly don't want anyone going hungry but with all the concerns with obesity, ADHD, allergies or simply being able to set a food budget, this seems like a crazy system.
Am I the only one?
That is terrible. So your daughter with ADHD goes into the cafeteria and gets food she knows that she isnt supposed to have and you find out about it after getting charged for it?
Well, to be honest with you, I would take a different approach then to shift the blame to the school. So from what your telling us, your daughter is doing what she knows is wrong. I say address the issue with your daughter. People like you are always making things difficult for others. Instead of stepping up to the plate and being a real parent, you shift all the blame and responsiblilty to the school so that they change their policy to be centered more around you and your little world.
I do have a suggestion for you if you are having such a problem with the school system. Are you ready for this? Why not just take your child out of that school. You can always send her to another school or maybe just home school her. But I am sure that you will just keep doing what your doing now and cry and complain until you get your way.
budget

Ephrata, PA

#3 Oct 21, 2011
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>That is terrible. So your daughter with ADHD goes into the cafeteria and gets food she knows that she isnt supposed to have and you find out about it after getting charged for it?
Well, to be honest with you, I would take a different approach then to shift the blame to the school. So from what your telling us, your daughter is doing what she knows is wrong. I say address the issue with your daughter. People like you are always making things difficult for others. Instead of stepping up to the plate and being a real parent, you shift all the blame and responsiblilty to the school so that they change their policy to be centered more around you and your little world.
I do have a suggestion for you if you are having such a problem with the school system. Are you ready for this? Why not just take your child out of that school. You can always send her to another school or maybe just home school her. But I am sure that you will just keep doing what your doing now and cry and complain until you get your way.
I agree 100 % with you! To many parents blame everyone else , guess it's easier then stepping up to the " parent plate".
SMH

Gettysburg, PA

#4 Oct 24, 2011
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
That is terrible. So your daughter with ADHD goes into the cafeteria and gets food she knows that she isnt supposed to have and you find out about it after getting charged for it?
Well, to be honest with you, I would take a different approach then to shift the blame to the school. So from what your telling us, your daughter is doing what she knows is wrong. I say address the issue with your daughter. People like you are always making things difficult for others. Instead of stepping up to the plate and being a real parent, you shift all the blame and responsiblilty to the school so that they change their policy to be centered more around you and your little world.
I do have a suggestion for you if you are having such a problem with the school system. Are you ready for this? Why not just take your child out of that school. You can always send her to another school or maybe just home school her. But I am sure that you will just keep doing what your doing now and cry and complain until you get your way.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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