QOTD Thursday

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 9:47am

When you were in school did you take your lunch or buy it?

What do your kids do? Do you know how much school lunches are now?

 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 6:12pm

When you were in school did you take your lunch or buy it?

School lunches were not offered at elementary school when I was growing up so I always took my lunch from home or I walked home for lunch then walked back to school.  We could, however, buy milk.  The little square boxes were 5 cents for white milk and 6 cents for chocolate milk.

What do your kids do?

My girls took their lunch almost every day.  When they got into high school, they did buy more often... but not a lot.

Do you know how much school lunches are now?

No idea.... but I remember when the girls did buy, the "full lunch" was over $2.00 for the private school they went to but they either got the pizza or nachos & cheese for $1 each.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 1:15pm

When you were in school did you take your lunch or buy it?

I don't remember packing much.

What do your kids do?  

Buy in the cafeteria.

Do you know how much school lunches are now?

$1.75 a day.  We have a debit system and I just load money to that.  I put on $50 each for the start of the year.  Once Natalie lets me know that they're down to about $5-10, I'll send in another check. 

They get to choose between 2 main courses or PB&J and starting in 5th grade a salad too.  I figured I can't pack their lunch that cheap and have it "balanced".  Natalie is always excited when its time for a field trip because she gets to pack!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:55am

When you were in school did you take your lunch or buy it? Neither, school lunches are free  here and it is set menu for the month, which is printed in the local paper.

 

What do your kids do? Do you know how much school lunches are now?

 and school lunches are still free here. Should say the meal includes a salad and a fruit and that is from  age 6.  Well salads and veggies are a normal part of dinner here from daycare. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 10:27am

In elementary school I looked at the menu and packed or bought depending on what they had.  In high school I bought a la carte sandwiches every day.  Never been into cafeteria food at all.

My kids take their lunch every day.  I think my son might have bought a school lunch twice in his 6 years of school.

A kid's lunch here is $2.25.

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