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S/O What does a "good" packed school lunch look like?

Posted by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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...maybe I should say "good enough" instead?  Surely there is an acceptable middle ground between an all-natural bento box with exotic animal shaped food and a smushed greasy brown bag full of Twinkies and Kool-Aid!  :-)

So what do you consider to be the minimum requirements for a packed lunch for an elementary school-aged kid?  What would you consider ideal? 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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A sandwich on whole grain bread, fruit, veggie, juice/milk.

xomrs.chase
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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Some form of a well-balanced meal.
supergasper
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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Sandwich, apple, juice box, a small treat

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Quoting supergasper:

Sandwich, apple, juice box, a small treat


no need for a treat.
MommyBoha
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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IDK. today my kids took leftover spaghetti, garlic bread, carrots and a homemade fruit rollup. In 31 thermal tote bags
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BaconQueen
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Osstie
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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As long as there is some form of whole grain and a vegetable in there. No "treats".
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Healthy main like a protein sandwich on whole grain.

Two servings of veggies and fruit.

A water

A small and reasonably healthy treat like a graham cracker or oatmeal cookie.
momtosandl
by Silver Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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 What about a note, that could replace the treat.  What kid wouldn't rather have a note from mom saying "I love you" instead of some lousy treat?


Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting supergasper:

Sandwich, apple, juice box, a small treat


no need for a treat.


 

mom2_2542
by Gold Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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Ever?


Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting supergasper:

Sandwich, apple, juice box, a small treat


no need for a treat.

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