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What do you pack for your childs lunch?

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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That is if you do pack a lunch. I pack a sandwich, then 3 sides. Today he brought a sandwich, a tangerine, string cheese and an applesauce cup. Does that sound like enough, or too much? What do you put in your kids lunch boxes?
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kiki_kat
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM
I think it depends on the age and normal eating habits of each child. Ds1 is 8. He gets a sandwich, two sides and a juice box. Ds2 is 6. He gets a sandwich, one side and a juice box. They never have been but eaters. They prefer to "graze" throughout the day.
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wakymom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

 Whether that's too much or not depends on how much your child talks during lunch and how fast they eat. I send less than that, but that's b/c I know my kids. Dd talks a lot and ds2 is a slow eater. Ds2 does not like sandwiches, so I send either yogurt or apple sauce, something to go w/ it, and a juice box; sometimes I surprise him w/ 1 cookie or piece of candy. Dd will get either yogurt or apple sauce, a sandwich or quesadilla, juice box, and the occasional cookie or candy. Ds1 does not take often, but he gets a sandwich, something like Cheez-Its, and a juice box; his adhd meds dampen his lunch time appetite, so that's enough for him.

 

 

 

 

 

aj23
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 4:02 PM

My 5 year old wouldn't eat all of that, not even half of it. He's not a big eater though.

About 90% of the time when I pack his lunch my son gets chicken noodle soup, a gogurt, a juice box and a few spiderman graham crackers.  It's just enough food for him and he eats it all. Sometimes he asks for something else and I will pack whatever he wants but he likes routine so he doesn't change it up often.

 

frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

That would be too much for my dd.  I pack her a container of mac n cheese or soup, chips or pretzels and a juice box unless she is drinking milk at school.  I put money in her lunch account for that option.

coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM
A sandwich, a side and a dessert. DS (12) usually gets something extra, maybe a granola bar, apple or a Gogurt.
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gotnothinonme
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM

If he's eating it all then it sounds fine. I do a sandwich and two sides. Usually turkey sandwich, an apple or an orange and some pretzels or chips or fishy crackers or something like that. She also loves it when I make her tomato soup and crackers with celery and ranch.

steffielou_who
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM
My ds took a Nutella sandwich, chips, pudding and a water the other day! Mine is 8...
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BlessednHappy
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Yesterday I packed chili, fruit, string cheese, pringles, juice box and water. I think what you packed was enough. Sometimes I pack sandwiches and mac and cheese with fruit and some other snacks.

LilyBeansMom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM
That is more than dd would eat at once but every kid is different. She has a snack and drink mid-morning then a sandwich (pb&j - always) and applesauce or something like that for lunch.
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calsmom62
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM
My Ds is11. Sandwich or pasta salad. 2 juices, a muffin or similar, grapes, maybe a little packet of smartpop or something for snack.
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