All that I can add to this conversation is that since I left my DS off in July is that the few conversations that we have had (whether it be by phone or via facebook) his only consistent negative comment is "Mom I am so hungry" there is not enough food - he is living off salad bar and fruit. Myself and relatives have sent boxes of food (before we knew he could not have it) then sent the required "energy bars" none of which he has received yet. What bothers me is that we are spending a small fortune mailing him what we think he can have based on the rules posted via the website, yet he is not receiving any of it. I know "who is in charge" here, but its just another distraction to him making it through this initial process if he is hungry all of the time. He loves the academy and everything about it - but the "food deal" is really a killer he says over and over. Wish the powers that be could figure this out a little better - with this many parents getting the same message over and over, it seems that someone could remedy the situation - like possibly changing vendors, or at least allowing the plebes to receive what has been personally mailed to them based on the rules the school has set.