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20/01/2014 at 13:18
Whilst making L's packed lunch this morning it got me thinking about his lunches for when he starts school. Now L loves his food, he's much more of a grazer (hence the love of packed lunch) than sit and eat a full meal type of boy. His lunch today was: chicken sandwich (2 slices of bread), yoghurt drink, grapes, carrot sticks, spaghetti cheese, pack of Wotsits, cheese dunker and a Mr Kipling cake, plus drink. He's never going to see the playground is he? He'll take his full lunch break munching his way through his lunchbox
What do your kids have in their lunchboxes?
20/01/2014 at 13:21
C has sandwiches (2 slices of bread), a drink, crisps/crackers and, a "pudding" (choc biscuit, yoghurt, fruit etc)
20/01/2014 at 13:24
Molly has a sandwich (generally ham or jam) yogurt, fruit and popcorn or raisans in yogurt. plus a drnk. at the moment she gets fruit or a biscuit with milk at break twice a day too. The schools I have applied for do not allow you to pack crisps or chocolate bars/biscuits so we will probably follow on the same lines. Lauren was a nightmare though, always too interested in getting out to play than eating her food, she used to eat it in the car on the way home!
20/01/2014 at 13:31
C's only just started having lunch once a week from this term after going on about having it for ages (and this morning says he doesn't want it anymore - although we worked out it was more the fact he doesn't want the yogurt covered fruit things again despite the fact he used to love them)
Today he's got cheese sandwich (two slices of bread), some melon and a few blueberries, couple of cherry tomatoes, a yogurt pouch thing, and a biscuit.
I'm struggling to think of something else savoury to put in that he'll like other than crisps since they can't have them - he doesn't like things like sausage rolls, carrot sticks, bread sticks, cheese strings etc.
They're not supposed to have any chocolate, crisps or sweets in them at my daughter's school.
She'll normally have a sandwich, yoghurt, chopped veggies (carrots, cucumber or pepper depending on her mood), fruit. Sometimes a string cheese or dunkers. I used to send a fruit smoothie drink as well but she went off those.
At her school they're not allowed to sit the whole time and eat. They get about half an hour of the hour's playtime then they have to make room for the bigger kids. The other day she complained that she hadn't had time to eat her packed lunch but she must have been too busy yakking to get on and eat it.
We only do packed lunches one day a week at the moment, the rest of the time she has school dinners.
20/01/2014 at 13:37
I like the fact two of the three schools we've applied to allow you to choose certain days for dinners or packed lunch. Lou has told us he wants Roast Wednesday and Fish & chip Fridays the rest will be packed lunch
20/01/2014 at 13:38
CedarThey're not supposed to have any chocolate, crisps or sweets in them at my daughter's school.
They're not at C's school either.
But I told the Head teacher, that while the hot dinner kids keep having chips, pizza and chocolate cake/ice cream etc, I will keep putting crisps and a choc biscuit into C's lunchbox. He had no comeback to that.
20/01/2014 at 13:40
AK they must love you at that school as much as K's head of year loves me!
20/01/2014 at 13:41
That would be too much at Primary. C gets sandwich, fruit, crisps, biscuit, yoghurt. He's always complaining they don't give him enough time to finish up his lunch so he will usually leave the fruit and/or crisps. E was worse, she spent her lunch break gassing with her mates so hardly ate any of it (apart from the biscuits, she ALWAYS ate the biscuits!).
I think rules on food are very different for every school so check before L starts. Ours won't let them have a chocolate bar or sweets, but they can have a chocolate covered biscuit. They are allowed crisps but they encourage them to have a healthy item in their lunchbox - i.e. fruit, veg, wholemeal bread for extra rewards.
But they serve chips in the canteen.
20/01/2014 at 13:42
Wow, you put loads in! At E's school they don't get lots of time to eat, so I know the days he's been messing around as he hasn't had time to eat much!
We usually do 5 items- so today he's got a Peanut butter sandwich, a yoghurt, a cereal bar, grapes and a carton of drink. I usually try to make one of those items savoury- like carrot sticks or crisps or cucumber, but today he got lucky!
20/01/2014 at 13:44
Belle, C's head HATES me. You hear all the other parents complaining about stuff, yet never say anything about it. Either speak up, or shut the f**k up.
When he sees me heading into the office, he rolls his eyes. Poor bloke will have a double hit of me, as he is the head of C's school, and the school J will be starting in September, haha.
20/01/2014 at 13:48
Michy-lou that's a "lunch" he has whilst working with daddy - basically food to keep him going til they hit the café!
20/01/2014 at 14:04
AK - totally agree!! L's school was a very good at healthy menus as are the ones we have applied for molly so we won't have that argument.
Belle - We can do this at all the schools we have applied for and she will have dinner certain days when she has an activity after school I do however like the fact that with packed lunches you know just what they are eating becuase they bring the leftovers home with them
20/01/2014 at 14:17
AK - I get irritated by the fact that they're not supposed to have the crisps and chocolates but when she has school dinners its things like chocolate pudding and sauces for afters. They don't go as far as going through their lunch boxes, though, as they do at some schools and removing the unhealthy items.
My daughter's schools is completely flexible, they can pick and choose when they have school dinners, even on the day, provided you pay for it in the morning. Its one of the the things I like about it. We were doing school dinners on the days I work and packed lunches the other two days, then she wanted dinners on Fridays because that's the day they have chips! On the whole the menus are healthy.
20/01/2014 at 14:21
It is like that at C's school with dinners too. Pick any day, you don't need to pre-warn them, just pay in the morning. TBH, I thought all schools were like that.
20/01/2014 at 14:36
Sandwiches, cheese & crackers, or a small pot of pasta
Cucumber and Carrot Sticks
Babybel (she loves them)
2 pieces of fruit
Organix Biscuits (she still loves these so we continue to give them as a treat until she discovers real biscuits!)
Crisps once a week as a treat
E has snack time and lunch time to get through it and always eats everything. She will come home and ask for snacks too! M on the other hand, is starting to show fussy signs...
20/01/2014 at 14:38
wow your children eat well!
20/01/2014 at 15:15
I do 5or6 items for my T and he has a good breakfast. He comes home starving so his dinner is nearly ready for after school. If I put more in than that he wouldn't get to play out in the playground. You could look at doing 1and a half sarnies? Or wraps that would fill him up and then he doesn't need lots of little bits
20/01/2014 at 15:17
if I said crisps once a week as a treat to my little boy he would wonder what the hell is goin on!
20/01/2014 at 15:37
Ha, mine too KW.
The Krispy Kremes they demolished last night were a treat, crisps are a standard snack here.
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