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    Our menu is lasagna, spag bol, steamed dim Sims, hot roast meat rolls and gravy, salad sandwiches or rolls and wraps (can be toasted), salad bowl.... fruit muffins, fruit, cheese and crackers, veg sticks, 2 or 3 slices, water, 100% juices and flavoured or plain milks

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    i’m not in the primary school years yet but i’d probably be inclined to use it on my work days so i don’t have to stuff round making lunches that morning. so for me, it would be used 4 times per week. if it’s the same cost then it becomes harder to justify making at home. the only other consideration for me would be how healthy is the food? like i wouldn’t want my ds eating hot dogs or a pie every day so if the menu options weren’t great, i might be swayed to make lunches at home more.

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    If I only had one kid, absolutely. But then again, when they are little they might actually like having a lunch box.... it wears off fast though.
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    I'm tempted to do this aswell. The prices at our canteen are pretty good and healthy aswell I'm due for a new baby 3 weeks after dd starts kindy so will likely use the tuck shop alot this year. I believe we still need to pack a morning tea or a late breakfast, not sure exactly what they call it but somewhere along the line they picked up a 3rd food break at our school anyway 🤷‍♀️

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    What are you stressed about in particular?

    For me though, no I wouldn’t use it every day. Even if a vegemite sandwich is $1.50 it would still be more than buying a loaf of bread and having that for the week. I can’t see how it’s the same price as not buying.

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    My daughter loves the same things over and over and over again so as long as I have those things, it’s not stressful for us. I prepare it the night before and just put anything in that would go soggy overnight (like crackers) in in the morning. A lunch order usually ends up costing about $7-9 at our canteen which is way more than I’d spend on a homemade lunch so I wouldn’t do it every day. She has a lunch order maybe once per month.

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    Default Tuck shop daily? Lazy parenting or genius

    DS (going into 3rd class) has a lunch order maybe once a month, they have no canteen so you order on line and it’s delivered, he’s not a big fan of lunch orders (always gets sushi) as they take longer to eat and sometimes run late and they have to eat lunch sitting down then can run off to play - he much prefers to play than eat ! Lasagna and hot food he definitely wouldn’t like for that reason as well , so maybe just see how you go and what he likes - we have a planet box with 5 small compartments so quick and easy finger food (literally 5 mins a night in preparation) and the bonus is if he doesn’t eat it all at lunch he eats it on the way home
    The main negatives of lunch orders every day I can see is a lot may go to waste if not eaten you can’t take it home and just on a quick health perspective dim sims, lasagna, gravy ect might have a lot of salt (obviously depending who makes it) so maybe only get those kinds of lunches occasionally

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    If it works for you, why not make life that bit easier. Our truck shop is full of so much variety and 90% is up there with being super healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    What are tuckshops serving these days? 20 years ago it was expensive junk but I’m guessing that’s changed.
    This was ours. It changes every term and they do different meal deals each day it's open which are advertised on our parents fb page. Everything is made fresh. IMG_20190120_103259.jpg

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    I would do it every day if I could afford it but our tuckshop is 1. Only open twice a week and 2. More expensive!


 

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