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The Tyranny of Snacks

No, your kid may not have a snack

The Washington Post, May 28, 2015

Not long ago, I got an e-mail from the mother of a child in my son’s class. The subject line alone was enough to jack up my blood pressure. “Aren’t we done with this already?” I fumed to myself. “They’re in third grade now, for heaven’s sake!”

The words that set me off: “Snack Calendar Invite.”

America is in the clutches of an insidious disease, one that thrives on the good intentions of parents and leaves a trail of wet Goldfish in its wake. I’m talking, of course, about our obsession with snacks.

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