QOTW - School Lunches

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Registered: 07-26-1999
QOTW - School Lunches
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:06pm

I came across this article today about one school banning homemade lunches.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:22pm

Hm.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-11-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:26pm
I would be annoyed.Is that even legal to do?It could also get pretty expensive forcing parents to pay for a luch everyday if they did not qualify for the reduced lunch.Gabby NEVER buys lunch at school.She hates EVERYTHING they serve,including the fries and what not.I usually pack Gab a nutella and bana sandwich,water,a fruit,carrots or celery.the something like cheese-its or chex mix.I really do not see how they casn do that.I would be upset that my kid would have to go hungry and get a headache becaus ethey are Forcing her to eat their food.Plus they forcing parents who do not feel like paying for school lunches to do so.That isjust wrong on so many levels.Unless they are giving everyone a lunch for free.What if the parents are short on money that week the kid has to go hungry?Yes kids should eat healthier and I see no problem with not having soda machines or with the schools not serving fries and such,but to tell me I can't pack a lunch for my kid....

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-11-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:28pm
Dairy is the one thing I usally don't pack since Gab does not want an ice pack yougurt and cheese just get yucky and nothing taste worse than warm milk.Of course she gets plenty of dairy at home so...

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:42pm

The lunch bags I get for the kids come with a cold pack that you can freeze.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-11-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:50pm
When Gab was in elementary school we did use a lunch box.Now it is just a paper bag and she wants to pitch everythinng so.Snack pack puddings are good though.

 

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Registered: 06-29-2001
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 6:10pm

I think that's crazy. How can you require someone to spend that much money? I couldn't afford $5 a day on lunches for two kids.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-25-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:01pm

I read the article and saw the picture of the healthy lunch that was "nutritional tough love".

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:13pm

I think it's absolutely ridiculous.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-11-2007
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:20pm
Then there are religious considerations,some people can not eat pork,others beef,during lent Catholics can not eat meat on Fridays.I think it would be impossible to enforce.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 7:33pm

I hate this nanny state stuff. I really do. The lunches they serve at my kids' schools are so awful that only my picky son will eat them. Chicken nuggets, gross pizza, mozarella sticks, etc. My daughter is a total foodie and packs herself a gourmet lunch every day. For tomorrow's lunch, she made herself a chutney, cheddar and watercress sandwich. If

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