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    If its just a one off, i wouldn't have a problem with it. When i was a kid every now and then for school excursions we would go to macdonalds. It was a fun treat. Hardly any kids were fat mostly because macca's was reserved for occasional birthday parties or car trips. We didn't have take away 3 times a week or play the play station 4 hrs a night….


    If your kids are healthy and active, then i wouldn't think one happy meal would really do any harm.

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    This scenario wouldn't bother me at all . It's a one off. Meh.

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    Default School taking kids to McDonald's for lunch--I'm dumbfounded!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili81 View Post
    I'd be upset too. In my times, school would provide kids with a piece of bread, some ham, 1 tomato, a small packet of chips, water and 1 fruit. That was lunch. In a park. It was also fun and cheap.

    ETA Maccas is so NOT a treat... its crap food that taste like it. A treat is a nice home made cake, a croissant or a brioche with chocolate.
    I don't really like maccas. Have it once a yr maybe, so no way sticking up for it tasting good. But had to LOL at ur comment. Don't know many little kids who like a brioche as a treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineTime View Post
    Yeah I figured this was probably the case I just find subway the most frustrating and annoying place in the universe, the sheer volume of questions I have to answer to get a bread roll enrages me and I had this image of trying to do it with a bunch of kids

    All the salads thanks.
    Carrot?
    Yep, all the salads.
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    ...yeah...all the salads. Everything. Thanks.
    Onion?
    ALL THE EFFING SALADS!!!
    Now try doing that with an Australian accent in America and asking for capsicum.

    It was a miracle I got my freaking sandwich.

    Everyone else, carryon.

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    Default School taking kids to McDonald's for lunch--I'm dumbfounded!

    My kids think sushi or a container of blueberries is a treat! I think it's awesome I have them fooled course they love maccas too it's just on par with sushi

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    Default Re: School taking kids to McDonald's for lunch--I'm dumbfounded!

    can you blame them? Sushi rocks!

    Grapes, mango and water melon is preferred on this house, and 'fwawies!'

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    OP if you really feel strongly about this (and I would) I would be saying something to the principal. I know a lot of people on here see McDonald's as a treat, a one-off, etc, but I have really strong ethical problems with McDonald's and if my kids were taken there by school I'd be furious. And it's not just the cr@p food but everything about how it gets to the table that I object to. It's just wrong.

    it's not a treat in my eyes.

    There are much better places at chadstone they could take them to, or just to a park for a picnic. It's just lazy in my opinion.
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    Default School taking kids to McDonald's for lunch--I'm dumbfounded!

    Well, when not on maternity leave, I'm a teacher in SA, and we would never be allowed to do the Macca's thing at my school! I understand for us all it was a one-off treat when we were at school, but surely we can't say that that's true for most kids these days.. There is definitely a place for treats in a child's life, but IMO that's up to parents, not schools. For me personally, using food as a reward in childhood has made my adult relationship with food very difficult!

    I do think the teacher is missing a golden educational chance to provide kids with a chance to be exposed to something they wouldn't normally eat, if there was something else in the area. We used to take our kids to buy their lunch in a food court with the rule of 'no burgers, chips or pizza', and it was amazing what they would try!

    To OP, you don't say how old your child is, but I think when they are young the 'social damage' of packing their own lunch would be minimal - in fact, some other parents may join you. You could pack something that's considered a treat in your household?

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    I find both places they are going are a weird place for an excursion .. Chadstone ? Weird!! Has the school not heard of botanic gardens ?? Or something else rather then a mall??

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    Default School taking kids to McDonald's for lunch--I'm dumbfounded!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Isnt subway less healthy when you break it all down?
    It's not ideal but it does have a marginally higher nutritional value. It also isn't backed by the kind of child focused marketing thanks to which Ronald McDonald is more recognized by children than Santa Claus.


 

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