This is in response to another post you might have seen about how one mother's child's school put a ban on the following things:
No peanut butter or nuts
no prepackaged granola bars or breakfast bars
no "lunch-ables" lunches
no fruit roll ups
basically no dessert of any kind
many of the comments agreed with this ban and I saw many comments mentioning the rise in obesity and how parents just don't know how to feed their children these days. To me it doesn't seem that likely that the majority of parents would be sending their kids with soda and candy at lunch time, but maybe I'm wrong. So please be honest, what is in your kids lunch box on a typical day? No bashing please, I'm seriously curious about what most moms send theirr kids to school with. I'd like to get an idea of whether I'm being too unhealthy. My son is and has always been a bit on the the large side, 90th percentile, and a little pudgy in the middle.
For the record, my sons meals are usually left over gluten-free dinner from the night before in a thermos to keep it warm, meat and cheese, sometimes on GF bread if we're lucky.
Occasionally he will have a cheese quesadilla on corn tortilla if we're out of everything.
For a side I pack those veggie/ fruit packs that are like babyfood in a pouch (it's he only way to get a veggie in him). Then I'll add a little something extra. Maybe a small orange, apple, fruit snack, pretzels or even a little yogurt depending on the size of the main course.
I have, in the past thrown in a small gluten free cookie (very very rare), and after valentines day or Halloween I might throw in a chocolate kiss or a mini-candy of some sort. But now I've discovered I'm not supposed to at my kids school! Oops!
I don't pack a drink because they provide water at the school.
So what about you?