Ds goes to kindy 4 half days a week then goes to daycare affterwards for the afternoons.
He has to take a piece of fruit to put in the fruit bowl at kindy plus lunch and because he goes to daycare in the afternoon and misses lunch there I like to ensure he has extra to eat.
So generally I pack him either a sandwich of Vegemite or Vegemite and cheese, occasionally a jam sandwich or polony and tomato or Sao or cruskits with Vegemite or a few slices of pizza and then 3 snacks such as yogurt, cheese sticks, a piece of fruit.
The issue I have is finding suitable snacks as there are lunch box police at school and daycare. You are not allowed to send in sultanas, cracker biscuits with cheese, muesli bars or any other biscuits even if healthy home made ones with low sugar. They monitor the sugar content and you aren't allowed to pack anything with nuts due to kids with allergies.
I find this incredibly frustrating as I like to give ds a variety instead of the same each day but there are so many things I can't pack in his lunch box.
Dh and I are very sugar conscious so it annoys me when told we can't send in this or that due to the sugar content, I guess there are parents who aren't as sugar concious, perhaps not at all concerned about how much sugar they give their children but if we were to send ds a muesli bar in his lunch box where perhaps the sugar is high it's not like we give him that every day. The way I see it as we should be able to give our children what we like. Same goes for the allergy issues re not being able to send ds in with a peanut butter sandwich. Surely kids that do have allergies are educated and aware at 4yrs old what they can't have though!?
Anyone have any ideas of acceptable snacks to put in lunch boxes?