Thursday, January 19, 2012
WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS HAVING FOR LUNCH?
Well, I'll tell you mine hasn't been having the best of lunches, that's for sure!! We just recently moved from one state to another and foolishly I have been assuming my child was being fed a decent lunch. Our last school had terrific wholesome and (yummy for kids too) hot lunches daily with a choice of a cold salad bar or cold sandwiches if they didn't like the hot lunch being offered that day.
My son switched schools in the middle of November (only there for a week when Winter Break began and returned to school on January 3rd (his birthday). I decided to meet him at school and surprise him for a birthday lunch date! I sat down next to him and this is what I find on his lunch plate.......
The school should really be ashamed!! When our kids act up towards the end of the day....they wonder why????? Well, it is from all of the sugar they are serving! How is an Uncrustable, applesauce, chocolate milk and Rice Krispie Treat considered a healthy lunch? I thought all schools these days were required to serve a better lunch to our kids. Obviously, I thought wrong.......
I posted this to my facebook page and most of my friends that commented, commented that their schools had MUCH better food choices and they too were appalled. One suggested filing a complaint to school board to make the schools offer better choices....well, my cousin (she is an attorney) suggested not even going there.... She said there is a BUNCH of red tape, lots of headache and in the end they probably wouldn't change anything.
So......we are packing lunches from here on out............ Sometimes, I run out of good ideas for variety and I would love to hear your ideas. I also just ran across an awesome website with some really great lunch boxes. I plan to purchase one since we will be "brown-bagging" it!!!
Check out this terrific site for fabulous lunch boxes........BENTO BOXES
I would love to hear your thoughts on school lunches and whether you send your kids to school with lunch from home or if they eat the school lunch. I would also love to hear any ideas of what you send with your kids to school.