I thought you insight into occasional “snack indulgence” was quite astute and I certainly think there is plenty to explore there. Additionally, I found it interesting that the parents were wary of fun snacks. With this assignment I think many students get carried away with eccentric snack ideas, but forget that parents have the purchasing power at the end of the day.
I wish you had interviewed people with different relations to kids other than being their parents. Since you interviewed strictly parents, you may have potentially lost insight into the snacking process itself, which generally occurs at school or other programs.
What if you found a way to utilize Mark’s connection (or your own?) to the boy scouts to do direct observation? Perhaps engaging directly with the troop could inform your research!