I had one of those mornings this morning. I simultaneously slept in and ran out of anything suitable to put in my little girls lunch box.
Thank goodness our school has a canteen.
The only problem is that our canteen sells hot dogs, nuggets, party pies, flavoured milk and blue icy poles , which are available every day.
When you have a 7 year old, this can lead to a long morning of arguing, begging, negotiating and crying (mainly me).
In my ideal world the canteen menu would look something like this................................
It looks good, doesn't it?
Now we just have to convince our school council that this issue is worthy of some attention.
In the mean time, here are some more lunch box ideas from Jo.
Nude food (no wrapping/packaging) as well as a decent recycling system is another issue we would like to tackle.
|photo 1: zucchini and corn fritters with natural yogurt and a little salad of tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in olive oil|
And don't forget that a healthy breakfast before you walk/ride /scoot to school.
|photo 4: I love this breakfast and the kids really like it too, it can be fun if you get out all the extras they can add, like seeds, nuts, dried fruit, I don't even put honey on it anymore, but you could. And a good quality full cream milk!|
‘A nutritious school lunch increases children’s concentration, improves their behaviour in class, and their chances of doing well and achieving their best at school’.-
School Food Trust Lunch and Learning Behaviour in Primary Schools 2009