She never said one form of sugar is better than others, but "occasionally" it's fine, but not all the time. She didn't state she thought sodas were fine all the time.
You're right about the added contents of lunches. Fruit snacks plus juice boxes and pb+j's have lots of sugar when combined. Lots of parents don't realize this. Just because it's not a candy bar doesn't mean it's not loaded with sugar, that's why we have nutrition facts. Still, a damn candy sandwich sends a signal, and the signal is that "ok, well wtf else does this kid eat if his main course is candy?" I wouldn't act on it the first time, but I would watch what he eats every day and see if it was consistent.
Also, Lunchables do have a lot of sodium, but cheese and crackers have little sugar, if any. No one said sugar was worse. No one is talking about banning sugar, ie snacks or sodas, but if the main course is Pure Sugar, then you're gonna wanna make sure the kid is properly taken care of, at lease someone who cares about other's well beings. Yeah sodium is bad in large amounts, and honestly, Lunchables are crap too, but they are easy to put in a kid's lunch which is why they are popular.
School lunch in my area is pretty good. To the person that said they get a cheese stick as a main course at their kid's school, I imagine that some kind of federal or state lawsuit is in order. There's no excuse for that garbage.
I'm not saying she said one form of sugar was better--I'm asking....is it? (Which, the a.ssumption is, no).
Plus... how do you know this kid didn't do something good at home, and got rewarded one time with a wild sandwich? For all we know, this kid might have healthy lunches all the time, and this was his once a week treat or something. Where as other kids eat more sugar than him DAILY. I agree with keeping an on it, but you say something AFTER it's an obvious problem. Not when it happens one time, and especially, when there are equal or worse things happening at lunch, in regards to food.
Edit: My point about the lunchables.... look how packed it is with sodium. Which, obviously sodium can cause health problems. Where is the line drawn? I just don't understand peoples logic is all.