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Do you pack your child's lunch or do they eat lunch at school?


Asked by CaseyErin at 10:56 AM on Aug. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • We pack his lunch every day. The entire school does. It is a small private school and parents have to pack lunches. Kids can have food heated. No deserts. So just good healthy foods.  They also discourage throw away containers.  Anything that can be reused is encouraged.


    Answer by frogdawg at 11:43 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Not sure my 3 yr old packed her own today!

    Answer by 1lilgirl at 10:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I pack lunch for my six year old 3 days a week and she buys her lunch twice a week. I used to pack her lunch every day until she learnt about change!

    Answer by pipermomofash at 10:58 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I would pack their lunches that morning. However, I needed to plan for the lunches on the weekends so I had what I needed to work with for those days.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 11:01 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My kids get reduced lunch at school and it is a very good school lunch program, so most days they eat school lunch. Each has a couple things that they aren't big on, so we occasionally pack a lunch for those days.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:15 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • i usually pack their lunches.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:23 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • my son eat lunch at school and its a good school lunch program. the only way i make his lunch is when he has a field trip and will be away from school.

    Answer by shorty13417 at 11:39 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • We do both. His school sends home a monthly menu and we check it every night what they are having the next day. If its soemthign that he doesnt like, he packs if he does like it, he'll eat there.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 11:47 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • My kids eat the hot lunch at school. Our schools have good menus, and for the middle and HS they offer more variety and choices each day.

    Answer by MizLee at 12:30 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • The kids I have in school are 15 and 13 and if they don't want to eat school lunch, they can pack their own.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 12:58 PM on Aug. 18, 2010