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    DS usually comes home with 2 things left in his lunch box. But more often than not- these are things that can be used again. I'd much prefer to send him with more than not enough. He goes to vacation care in the holidays too and last vacation care- some kids had to be given biscuits because they didn't have enough in their lunch box and were told to go home and tell "Mum" to pack more food.

    I can also remember getting the jam sandwhich and a peice of fruit when I was younger and looking longingly at my best friend and her cheese sticks and chips and all kinds of yummy things. I used to hate lunch time and looking in my lunch box- it was depressing. I wished I belonged to her family. It's one of those seemingly insignificant moments to most, but stuck in my head all that time. I don't want DS feeling that.
    Silly, isn't it. But, it makes me feel better knowing that he can have that anticipation before lunch time.

    Today I put a red chocolate love heart in his lunch box for Valentines Day. <3

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    I just thought I'd add that if my kids bring stuff home in their lunch they usually eat it for afternoon tea, unless it's really gross and had it, so not much is wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1979nic View Post
    Just remember that for some kids eggs can be as deadly as nuts!

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    Yep sure thing. And so can strawberries, milk and any other number of things. Where do we draw the line? By five years old children should be learning not to share food and anaphylactic kids learn to question any food they get given.

    I understand that much smaller kids aren't old enough to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Some of the kids here are extremely well fed haha. My DS eats me out of house and home and I think he'd struggle with some of those. I try as best as I can to make sure he's getting different things and tend to give him a rye bread sandwich or foccacia or wrap, fruit, raw veg, cheese, crackers, dips, something baked if I've been bothered lol. He's only allowed water as drinks.


    Chicken/turkey, seeds, yoghurt, tuna, tofu.... there are LOADS of foods even higher in protein than eggs.
    Yes but apart from yoghurt in your list, my DD doesn't eat any of those foods lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Yep sure thing. And so can strawberries, milk and any other number of things. Where do we draw the line? By five years old children should be learning not to share food and anaphylactic kids learn to question any food they get given.

    I understand that much smaller kids aren't old enough to do this.
    The only problem with this is, some kids have a reaction because they touch something someone else did after eating what this child is allergic to.

    A little understanding by parents who don't have allergies in their family goes a long way.

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    DS thankfully is not allergic to anything but I would have absolutely no problem holding back certain foods if it helped any child not have a reaction - surely kids can go without eggs etc for a few hours!
    I know a few friends of friends with kids that have major food reactions and I wouldn't wish the stress and worry on anyone

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    DS is in kindy and today went with

    recess- banana and bbq shapes

    lunch - ham,cheese and lettuce sandwich and a kiwi friut and a freddo frog. He gets one treat like the frog every thursday.

    we cannot send lunches containing nuts,eggs or fish which restricts options

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    We try not to use pre packaged food in this house. DD1 started kindy 3 weeks ago. In an average day she gets

    A fruit salad & a homemade squeezy yoghurt for morning tea

    A sandwich or wrap or quesedilla for lunch with a little salad made up of cucumber, capsicum, snow peas, olives and cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~BEXTER~ View Post
    The only problem with this is, some kids have a reaction because they touch something someone else did after eating what this child is allergic to.

    A little understanding by parents who don't have allergies in their family goes a long way.
    Anaphylactic reactions due to casual contact are much rarer than most people think. Allergy specialists don't even recommend blanket bans, so it's a bit unfair to imply that parents who don't support blanket bans aren't being understanding.

    ETA: http://www.allergyfacts.org.au/images/pdf/appman.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    Anaphylactic reactions due to casual contact are much rarer than most people think. Allergy specialists don't even recommend blanket bans, so it's a bit unfair to imply that parents who don't support blanket bans aren't being understanding.
    Thankyou. I am by no means ignorant, unsympathetic or unaware of food allergies. People have to live in the real world, and unfortunately if a person has an anaphylactic contact allergy to a certain food, there are plenty of other places this can happen apart from school.

    Anyway, this is off topic, sorry for bringing it up


 
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