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    Hi everyone! I'm enjoying reading and seeing all your good ideas. Making mental notes for term 2!

    My little one has a severe nut allergy, and reacts to nut products that he comes into contact with (touches, is kissed by lips that have eaten them etc), not just those that he ingests.

    To those of you who don't send nut products to school, I know it's a pain, it's not as easy, it's annoying, but THANK YOU, thank you, thank you. It really does make a difference.

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    Default Show me your lunchbox 2017!!

    Just wondering if anyone has any advice to offer about kids refusing to eat what is in their lunchbox?

    I have an 11yo DSS who is in the obese category (long story but bio-mum stuffs him with junk food, takeaway & soft drink) - we are shared care. This year I bought a Planet lunchbox & we've been doing lots of food education & framed it as being healthy rather than anything to do with weight.

    Well, it's May now & not one lunch has ever been eaten. He isn't smart enough to put it in the bin & say he's eaten it (!) so it comes home every day. He eats the berries & the gluten free bar (the sweet stuff) but nothing else. I've had him involved in the shopping, choosing his own protein, I've tried a dozen different healthy crackers, all sorts of dips, but it still comes home. He has an excuse every day - the teacher let them out late so no time to eat, friend ordered too much from the tuckshop & shared, or he just "accidentally" leaves his lunch box at school so I can't use it for a day or two. I actually have no idea what he is eating for lunch instead.

    I'm trying to stay away from bread, so am thinking maybe a wrap or home made sushi... Anyone else have a boy of this age who just won't eat lunch?

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    Default Show me your lunchbox 2017!!

    I'm lucky DS eats and he loves lunches like chicken wings or chicken strips or fish cakes have you tried putting something like those in? Or what's his favourite food and you could try making a healthier version?

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    At our home we eat vegan twice a week, and every time I prepared my kid's lunch box I love every second of it. In this box we have taco mix wrapped in lettuce, plums and chocolate chip cookies.

    (Sorry, I can't figure out how to post images...)

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    Just wondering if the planetbox would be ok for kindy aged children, I've read they're quite heavy (especially once packed with food). I'm tossing up between planetbox and yumbox but I recently read an article about mould growing between the layers of the yumbox lid (and other Bento style plastic boxes).. so I'm leaning towards planetbox. Would love to hear your opinions

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    Definitely not heavy! DS used his last term of pre school (he was 4) and used it easily in kindy so ours is now nearly 4 years old and going strong! I did buy a new bag this year as it was a bit worn
    It’s not really as big as it looks, there is 4 compartments but they are quite shallow but nearly half our class now has planet boxes !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Definitely not heavy! DS used his last term of pre school (he was 4) and used it easily in kindy so ours is now nearly 4 years old and going strong! I did buy a new bag this year as it was a bit worn
    It’s not really as big as it looks, there is 4 compartments but they are quite shallow but nearly half our class now has planet boxes !
    I disagree a little.

    I would start with my recommendation would be to get a planetbox over a yumbox.

    When full of food (and with the icepack/coolers) I feel like it can feel heavier than a plastic lunchbox. Especially if it is in a backpack with the rest of the 'school stuff'. But it is easily carried in your hand and its fine.

    But my experience is that we walk to school so it can start to feel heavy after carrying it for a while if it is in the backpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koarlo View Post
    Just wondering if the planetbox would be ok for kindy aged children, I've read they're quite heavy (especially once packed with food). I'm tossing up between planetbox and yumbox but I recently read an article about mould growing between the layers of the yumbox lid (and other Bento style plastic boxes).. so I'm leaning towards planetbox. Would love to hear your opinions
    I've not got a planet box, so don't know about the weight, but the mould problem wasn't with yumbox. I think it was the Stuck on You bento box version of a yumbox. I've had my Yumboxes for 5 years and there's no mould in them. You can hold a light up and see anything between the plastic seal bit and the lid to check and I did that as soon as I read about the issue as was worried too! But all good with all 5 of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koarlo View Post
    Just wondering if the planetbox would be ok for kindy aged children, I've read they're quite heavy (especially once packed with food). I'm tossing up between planetbox and yumbox but I recently read an article about mould growing between the layers of the yumbox lid (and other Bento style plastic boxes).. so I'm leaning towards planetbox. Would love to hear your opinions
    Seriously, I’m currently a kindy (first year of school in Nsw) teacher and I would go with a lunch box that isn’t an all in one compartment. We have crunch and sip, recess then lunch. So many times the kids are in such a rush to play they don’t close their lunchboxes properly. I find it’s easier for the kids to just get one container for different things. So at crunch and sip we usually sit on the mat and I read a story whilst they’re eating and it’s so much easier for the ones who just have a separate container.

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    I would wait and see if your child is the type to bring their stuff home or not before forking out so much money on a lunchbox. I feel like they might be an area based thing because no one uses them in our area. One of my kids get their stuff in a paper bag because they haven't bought a container or a drink bottle home from school yet. They're just so not thinking about their lunchbox when they are playing with their friends. I would cry if I dropped $80 on a lunchbox and it didn't come home. I wouldn't even spend that money on a lunchbox for me.

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