I packed my daughters lunch for her last night, just like I have every other night before a school day. I put in her sandwich, snack, pretzels and an apple like always... went to get her juice box and damn... box was empty... we have a 12 pack of soda we keep in the fridge, we're not big soda drinkers but from time to time I see nothing wrong with it. I pack one of those (orange Fanta if you must know!!) My daughter comes home from school today and tells me, "Daddy, I got in trouble today, my teacher said I am not allowed to have soda. Juice boxes, water and milk are allowed in school", "the next time I bring it in I will get a demerit". I held my tongue and talked it over with my wife after my daughter went to go play (she is 10 btw). I want to send a strongly worded letter basically saying they have zero right to tell me or my family what to eat or drink. If anything soda isn't much worse than the juice boxes we send with her. But that is irrelevant, they have no right as long as what she is drinking or eating isn't illegal!! I can understand the school not selling soda and going with the Michelle Obama menu, that is their right to sell what they want in their cafeteria. But I can't see them being able to tell us what to pack in our kids lunch. This is a charter school in Philadelphia just to clarify. Am I off base here? Is there a reason I should not be pissed? So I am asking you guys, what would you all do? We do have some very smart/wise members here (and smart a**es too but I digress!!). Your insight is welcome on this.