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Buy or pack?

What do your kids do more often at school buy or pack?

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Asked by Cafe Jenn at 11:10 AM on Jan. 2, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My daughter gets free lunchs so she usually eats at school. There are times she will take her lunch if she doesn't like what they are having but that isn't often. She likes the food at school.

    Answer by razorbackfan at 11:17 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • My kid has no choice as there is not a hot lunch offered at his school. So we pack it every morning. Sometimes I wish they had hot lunch. I do like that I can monitor what he is eating to some degree.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 11:37 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • My 5 year old is in Kindergarten but half day from 11:55am-2:25pm Monday through Friday. There is no lunch for kindergarteners who are half day of morning or afternoon classes. so you only can give them a peanut butter sandwhich, a apple, banana, a cereal bar. small items that can be eaten in 10 mins or less. My preschooler does not get a snack because the teachers provide the food

    Answer by aeroslove at 1:48 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • The foods in the Chicago public schools are awful! My daughter packs a lunch. I have a huge list of bagged lunch ideas that I have collected over the years; send me a message offlist if you would like a copy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:54 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • Mine eats lunch at school because he gets them free. He actually has choices. There is the A line which is whatever meal is served that day and then there is B line. The B line is ala carte; there are salads, chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, burgers, fresh fruit, etc.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:05 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • my daughter gets free lunch at school so she eats at school. she is in 1st grade but went to all day kindergarten at her school last year and she got lunch at school to but some times i would have to pack her alunch if she did not like what was at school for lunch.

    Answer by KandJmommy124 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • My kids are on the free lunch program so they get lunch at school every day. Even if they were to bring a lunch the program still provides a hot lunch for them so it's kind of a waste if they bring a lunch.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:53 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • We pack but it is required at my son's school that all students bring their lunch each day. Even when my son attends a school that has lunch...he will bring. I can pack healthier less expensive but simple lunches.

    Answer by frogdawg at 7:03 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • It's $ 4.00 a day at DS school so we pack everyday. He loves lunchables (even that is cheaper!)

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

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