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    Default Lunch ideas

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times and I'm pretty sure I've asked if as well, just can't find the thread.

    DS 16 months is starting childcare (finally!) only 1 day a week but I'm looking for lunch and snack ideas instead of just a sandwich and yoghurt. The centre is nut and egg free so need some ideas. DS has been ridiculously fussy for the last few months about food and I've struggled to get him to eat vegetables and fruit (hoping childcare will change that lol)
    So please hit me with your ideas of lunches and snacks for childcare 😊

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    My daughter likes taking crackers (like jatz) with cheese and *something* might be tomato or slices of gherkin. A pick plate of food he enjoys in a divider bowl (tupperware use to do a great one). Veg/ham muffins. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest too!

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    Dips like guacamole or hommus with veggie sticks and crackers.
    Pasta salad.
    Rice cakes with avocado or cream cheese.
    Bento box style with cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, berries etc...

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    Don't crackers state " may contain traces of nuts" on the packaging? That's why I've never sent crackers with my dd to kindy

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    I've never had an issue with traces, speak to the staff and unless they actually have a child in the centre that would/may come into contact with the food it should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThisIsLove View Post
    Don't crackers state " may contain traces of nuts" on the packaging? That's why I've never sent crackers with my dd to kindy
    I still send them. So many things contain traces. Spreads etc

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    My dd's childcare supplies all food; for snacks they usually get fruit or veggies (cucumber pieces etc) sticks of cheese, rice crackers and sometimes arrowroot biscuits or mini muffins. She's in the baby room (up to 12 months) though but I don't think it varies much for the older bubs

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    Thank you for all these suggestions 😊 I will check what the go is with foods that say 'may contain traces of nuts' I was told that they have no one with severe allergies at the moment but prefer to keep the rules in place.

    They do ask that we bring 2 pieces of fruit for a fruit platter for morning tea and they provide a home cooked treat to go with it but we have to supply lunch. I'd rather send too much than not enough and DS still wanting more and eating there supply of 'just in case' foods. It was mentioned they will provide rice cakes etc if he won't eat something - so hopefully if he doesn't eat the fruit in the morning he will eat something else. Fingers crossed having other kids eating fruit will encourage him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I still send them. So many things contain traces. Spreads etc
    Doesn't mean they can't b avoided there's plenty of other options.

    If a child is anaphylactic they can have a allergic reaction just by being in the same room or your child touching them after eating. You could b putting a child's life at risk. I was a bit blase about the no nut policy till dd2 who is allergic to virtually all nuts.

    Not worth the risk IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I've never had an issue with traces, speak to the staff and unless they actually have a child in the centre that would/may come into contact with the food it should be fine.
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