Wednesday, August 31, 2011

School Lunch Uncertainty

We're in Week 3 of Kindergarten.  The wunderkind is loving life.  She comes home so pumped about her day.  What's really sweet is that she keeps citing "making new friends" as her favorite part of kindergarten.  So far it's all going just swimmingly but I wonder about lunch.

I've been packing lunches since she was two years old.  When I was a kid, we always ate the school lunch and for the most part, we liked it.  So, I went into this expecting that Viv would like having a hot lunch instead of a ham sandwich everyday.  Some days she tells me that she only ate the bread. Other days, she reports making a "happy plate."  I went to school on Monday to visit her during lunch; she polished off her whole Sloppy Joe, tater tots, an apple and some spinach salad.  I was so encouraged.  Then, yesterday she let us know that she didn't even try the chicken alfredo because she could "taste it on the bread" and didn't care for it.  I suppose what we're talking about is the sauce.  

So we had yet another talk about the importance of not wasting food and being thankful for what we're given.  I don't want her wandering around hungry either.  I've learned that she, like yours truly, gets headaches when we haven't eaten.  I'm hopeful that she's just adjusting to new things and this will get better.  Really hopeful...I don't want to have to go back to packing lunch everyday!


  1. St. Joe's uses something called School House Fare which you have to order a month in advance but brings lunch in from Moes, Quizno's, Chick-Fil-A, Hooligan's, Zesto's, etc. It's not cheap, but not too expensive that I want to pack lunch everyday either!

  2. Would not ever fly here. We are totally wellness focused on school lunches, even changed vendors to have better food, lighter, fewer calories etc. Can't imagine wanting my kids to eat Chick Fil-A or Quiznos for lunch, but maybe those are super special (I hope so).



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