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    Default Lunch box police - WDYT?

    DS came home from school today and told me that his teacher is doing lunch box checks and he lost house points today for having an unhealthy lunch.

    I am fuming. Yes, I get the whole obesity epidemic but seriously lunch box checks are not the way to go about teaching healthy lunches

    The unhealthy lunch was;

    A white wheat free roll, cheese and ham - no butter.
    A mandarine (my kids eat their appples on the way to scholl so apprently they dont get counted for having two pieces of fruit),
    A LCM bar - not a usual item for lunch boxes
    a honey banana bran wheat free muffin

    DS is 144cm tall, weighs 41kg - perfect weight for height, dances ballet and jazz threes times pw and walks or ride to n from school each day.

    My kids are NOT obese, overweight or chunky, heavy, or carrying any extra weight.

    I am p1ssed at the lunch box inspection.

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    More nanny-gov crap, yay.

    Wait til you read B&Bs reply to this

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    Whilst i think that the idea behind monitoring what children are given to eat for lunch is great, I agree that your child's lunch doesn't appear to be unhealthy! The only questionable item would be the LCM bar, but everything else is quite healthy I would think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelex View Post
    Whilst i think that the idea behind monitoring what children are given to eat for lunch is great, I agree that your child's lunch doesn't appear to be unhealthy! The only questionable item would be the LCM bar, but everything else is quite healthy I would think...
    I agree - LOL - The LCM isn't usually in our cupboard, much less in the lunch boxes - however I do think the occasional treat is perfectly okay too

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    I'd be ****ed that they are punishing the children when last I checked school aged children don't go grocery shopping and most don't pack their own lunches.

    Educate parents.

    Don't make children 'lose points' for what to me sounds like a fine lunch. LCM as a treat is hardly a punishable offense.

    ALSO IMO rather than create anxiety and emotion around food (being frightened or upset by a lunch box inspection) promote positive eating. I really don't see creating guilt around food actually helping children to eat properly when bottom line is they aren't buying the food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    More nanny-gov crap, yay.

    Wait til you read B&Bs reply to this
    BAHAHAHA you know me too well. My blood started boiling when I saw the title.

    *gets on soap box* ahem..
    Ok, so DD1 is in kindy, and OMG she can literally take nothing else but fruit, vegetables or a sandwich. Parents have told me their kids weren't allowed pikelets and that 'baked goods' are on the no no list. So I can't send home made muffins
    So I do the right thing, I send fruit, 2 sandwiches, carrot sticks and celery, grapes and cheese. DD will only eat the sandwiches, nothing else. She would eat banana muffins or something if I sent them, something a bit more than a few veggie sticks which she usually only snacks on between meals if she sees me doing so.

    It is so over the top. Way way way over the too. I get allergies. I get teaching healthy foods, but it's everything in moderation, so why can't I send a litte home made treat?? That's healthy!!

    I'm not looking forward to the next 12 odd years of this. Fun.

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    You can't punish a child for a parents choice!!!

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    Had same prob at our school, class teacher told dd2 that her le snack ( deli one with 3 wholemeal crackers & tomato/basil dip ) was junk food . She had already opened it and told put it back in your lunch box take home to mum as it will make a mess in my bin. She did which totally ruined everything in her nude food lunch box as nothing is wrapped and got covered in the tomato/basil dip. Not a happy mummy

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    B&B u missed the yoghurt bit that was my fav part!

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    My DD's aren't old enough for school yet but if I was told that I would be absolutely fuming!
    I didn't realise it was in a teachers job description to monitor everything in a child's lunchbox? What about fussy eaters?
    I'm lucky that my DD's love healthy food, but if they didn't I'd send the healthiest food of it's type if I knew that's all they'd eat.
    Way OTT IMO.
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