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What’s in your lunchbox?

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ham sandwichI listened to a feature on packed lunches vs school lunches on the radio this morning. I’ve started off this school year with packed lunches for everyone – in previous year’s my initial enthusiasm for packed lunches has been replaced with the convenience of what my kids like to call a ‘pay lunch’.

What’s your preference? I can see the benefits of both – the school lunches can offer a hot and healthy alternative, but they can also present children with choices they’re not ready to make. On the other hand, packed lunches can contain carefully selected healthy options, but if you’re anything like me, the repertoire of offerings can get a bit boring.

Nutrition is so important both in terms of long term health and wellbeing and also on a day to day basis to keep energy levels matched with the physical and mental requirements of the school day. Trying to get the right balance can be a struggle some days, especially if there are any food fads on the go!

I’m going to stick with the packed lunches for now and throw in the odd ‘pay lunch’ for a bit of variety. What do you like about packed lunches or school lunches? Do you have any tips on keeping lunch boxes healthy and interesting?

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If you’re looking for ideas, Netmums have a good feature on lunchbox ideas.

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Written by adoptresources

September 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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  1. I love the fact my chidlren have school lunches as it means they get something warm every day and they get a good choice of food. They are fine choosing and htye have dinner ladiers on hand to make sure they choose a variety of food and that they eat it.

    thekidscoach

    September 4, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    • Thanks Naomi – another good thing about school lunches is that kids can build confidence in making choices and in choosing things when eating out…

      adoptresources

      September 7, 2011 at 9:43 am


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