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What do your school kids eat for breakfast moms? Do you pack their lunch? What goes in there?

Just wondering if I am "normal" LOL Well, I guess I know i am not normal but...wondering if I do what is normal food wise. hahaha

My son has yogurt, mini wheats, and raisins for breakfast this morning. For lunch he has Peanut Butter with honey...carrot sticks, oatmeal pie, pretzels....

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Asked by mom2twobabes at 7:52 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My daughter always picks her breakfast. It is the one meal that I can actually get her to eat everything. It's usually cereal, oatmeal, frenchtoast sticks, stuff like that. For lunch I pack her a pb & j, turkey sandwhich, or a lunchable. I can't pack her anything much beyond that because her school won't heat or refrigerate anything, so my options are limited. Along with those things, depending whether I packed a thermos of milk or a juicebox, I give her applesauce, gogurt, cheezits, stuff like that. I think your food options sound pretty normal to me :-)

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:01 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My kids will eat different things-- sometimes it is poptarts or a granola bar, sometimes french toast sticks, pigs in blankets, sausage links, frozen breakfast sandwiches, eggs.... It depends on what we have in the house and what they feel like eating.
    As for lunch- my kids like the school hot lunch.

    Answer by MizLee at 8:08 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • The only thing my 10 yo will eat is a carnation instant breakfast drink. My 9 yo will usually have pancakes, french toast, etc. They either eat the school lunch or pack their own.

    Answer by missanc at 8:42 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My kids alternate between eating a frozen waffle and fruit or cereal, sometimes I make eggs (I did this morning). I also made turkey sandwiches last night. I'll send them Turkey or ham sandwiches, tunafish, PB&J, hardboiled eggs, chicken strips (leftovers really). I usually add granola bars, fruit (grapes, peach, cuties, etc), pretzels or chips, carrots, cheese sticks, graham crackers, chex mix. I like to switch it up or else they stop eating it. My older one packs his own lunch, although I'll make the sandwich if I'm making them for both of them anyway.

    They also like to buy lunch sometimes. So they keep the school lunch menu on the fridge and circle a max of 2 day a week. They like chicken tenders, turkey and gravy or chicken burger days. Our school has a healthy lunches program, so everything is whole wheat and turkey or chicken with lots of veggie and fruit options.

    Answer by mellonhead at 12:13 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My kids eat at school.  Not sure what was on the menu for breakfast this morning but they can also get oatmeal or cereal.  At home they eat whatever they can make.  I don't cook breakfast.  We have cereal right now.  If we had a toaster that would be an option, too (need to get a toaster, though).  They also know how to warm stuff up in the microwave and if we have instant oatmeal my 10yo can make that for her and her siblings (if they ask nicely I'll make a big pot of oatmeal because that's easier).

    Usually they just eat cereal.  Lunch (if it's the weekend or they take their lunch) is whatever THEY make.  Usually PB&J with whatever snack we might have on hand.  Which isn't much right now that's why they get lunch at school (more choices than they get at home).


    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I usually fix them toast and eggs or cereal for breakfest and for lunch i send them a ham or turkey sandwich, cheezits and a fruit of some kind along with fruit juice to drink. It sounds as though your are sending a good lunch.

    Answer by lchristianson5 at 4:26 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My daughter usually just eats cereal in the morning if we pack her lunch it's like a PB&J sandwich or meat and cheese, Little Debs snack cake for dessert, fruit, chips sometimes, carrots,

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 4:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • For breakfast sometimes they have cereal, healthy kinds only. Sometimes I wlil make pancakes, or eggs and toast, with some sort of fruit. Once in awhile I will make french toast(home made, not the frozen kind) I would never give them poptarts even for dessert, nevermind breakfast!?! WAY too much sugar, I can barly eat them.
    As for lunches I pack either a sandwich(turkey, ham, cornbeef) a wrap, or a bagel with cream cheese. Then either a yogurt, or yogurt drink, fruit, cheese, and some sort of treat. The treat being a cookie, cereal bar, popcorn, wagon wheel,graham crackers, mini muffin. Sometimes I send in veggies and dip.

    Answer by minimo77 at 8:28 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My Kindergartner buys breakfast at school. I thought only the older kids could buy breakfast, but when we realized he could, he was thrilled. He's half day, so he doesn't get to buy lunch and loves grabbing breakfast there. There's usually stuff like bagels, mini pancakes, "super donut", etc., with fruit, cheese stick, and milk. There is cereal if they don't like the breakfast "entree". We go online and put $ on his account and it alerts us when he gets low, but I always keep a couple bucks in his backpack just in case.
    He's slow getting ready in the morning, no matter how early he gets up, so it was hard to get him to eat before school. I have him eat something at home first, even if it's small, like a Go Gurt or something. A new favorite of his is a smoothie...we use a Magic Bullet blender so it's quick and easy to make him one and we can just throw a straw in the little cup and take it to the bus stop when running late.

    Answer by JonesMama at 12:37 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • My kids have cinnamon toast,cereal or egg sandwiches most of the time.For lunch a peanut butter sandwich with some chips a pudding and a cheese stick

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 9:22 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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