Shmoogie's preschool is lovely. It is also, shall we say...
I don't know. I don't have a good word.
So let's just go with observation. The school is nut free, although none of the current students has an allergy. Also, the kids get lunch and a snack every day (no surprise there) and they must bring their own snack (previous preschool did this communally) and lunch (don't know of any American preschools that provide this, but you'd better believe Austrian preschools do - hot, multi-course lunches included in the heavily state-subsidized fee).
At parent orientation at this school a lot of time was spent on this subject of food, expressly pointing out several important points. That they strongly support reusable packaging. That children often complain if they get the same thing every day, so please try for variety. That children are often picky, so please offer more than one item for snack so that if they don't feel like crackers today, they have something else to eat. And do try to pack something from each of the three main food groups.
I am simultaneously rolling my eyes (inwardly, of course) and feeling pressured to live up to standards. This is day four of snack and I think that's about the extent of variety I've got in reserve. Plus, will she even eat a half a boiled egg???