My sister teaches 2nd grade. We stopped by to check out her classroom over the weekend. Somehow the topic of school lunches came up. I have fond memories of the rectangular, super greasy pizzas. I would eat those right now if I could find them.
Anyway, my sister confirmed that there is no really daily health needs that can possibly be met in a school lunch these days and said that we will want to pack the kids’ lunches and just buy the milk.
Fair enough. But is sending those little bags of chips and Twinkies any better than what the schools provide?
Well of course the answer is to pack something somewhat healthy.
Char over at Weary Parent has a post about packing a healthy school lunch box.
I remember spending a significant portion of my childhood eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, a thermos of soup, and some kind of treat. I made my mom pack that nearly everyday for probably 3 years and still have trouble eating peanut butter and jelly because of it. In retrospect I probably would have been better off asking for the variety of things listed in Char’s post.
What things would you add to the list?
I big favorite of mine these days is sliced green peppers but maybe kids are not capable of realizing how good green peppers really are.