So your kid is too good to eat school lunch? Update.
Awesome, right? Think again. The school estimates that 25-40% of students are still packing lunch.
I'm quite a bit shocked. I know free and reduced lunches are a hot topic here. So, why would parents STILL pack a lunch? Are their kids better than any other kid? Why wouldn't you encourage your child (picky or not) to eat food that is given to them?
Sorry, it's been a huge day at my house! Between cooking supper, giving baths, and getting the kids off to bed, along with checking in on my mom, and a crazy car accident in front of my house, I haven't been able to get this!
There are very few things (behavior wise) that matter to ME, as a parent. One of them is appreciation. Food is something we should all be thankful for - whether it's a pile of unattractive food or a beautiful array of freshness.
In my household, for dinner, I cook from scratch with fresh or frozen ingredients.
However, the school is REQUIRED to follow MyFoodPyramid guidelines. While I understand its not FRESH and its not the BEST - but it's, by far, not the worst thing for a kid.
If it follows guidelines for health - it's good enough for MY kid. It's GREAT for my kid to learn - food doesn't have to be something to write home about to nourish their bodies. They should appreciate food and learn that it shouldn't just be disposable. It has value.
I'm also lucky that my boys will eat everything. They are not picky. Before any assumptions are made, they are also bean poles. They are both jocks with slender builds who play outside and love the Y. They do not own gaming systems. They are expected to work hard and play hard.
Last but not least, I have never had a post blow up like this! I figured I'd get maybe 20 comments! Woah! I like the way I parent, so far, I've got some damn good kids. Some replies seem to want to insult me as if I've insulted you - we just disagree. I don't think poorly on people who pack lunches. That's just not how I roll.