How often do your children bring their lunch to school?

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1-2 times a week
Votes: 1050
3-4 times a week
Votes: 1241
5 times a week
Votes: 3369
Votes: 2518

Number of Voters   8178
Start Voting   2015-02-09 00:00:00
End Voting   0000-00-00 00:00:00


#27 DORIS 2014-10-07 20:13
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#26 Joy Drummond 2014-10-06 17:37
My son is Gluten Free, so we pack lunch each day.
#25 JessicaB 2014-09-24 16:20
My children's school serves great healthy choices. The problem is that their high school is overcrowded and they don't want to stand in line forever to get their food. So, I make their lunch every day. I love being able to provide their lunches for them. Sometimes I will stick a "love" note in their lunch bag as a nice surprise.
#24 Patricia 2014-08-08 18:59
My daughter stated most of the time the lunches are good at school.
#23 fuljhuri basu 2014-07-22 03:29
options for school tiffin:
1. boiled egg n banana
2. no cream cake and cookies/nuts
3. bread with cheese/jam,butt er, and a fruit
4.french toast.
5.french fries, and any 1 fruit.
6. noodles with vegetables/with or without chicken.
7. Chicken sandwich and a fruit.
#22 Kelly 2014-04-11 20:45
Being a small private school, one of our mom's does lunch duty and she does a fantastic job! My kids would get school lunch 5 days/week if I let them. But I figure I pay enough for school, and I can make lunch way cheaper. So when the lunch schedule comes out (we order a month at a time in advance), they get to choose 1 school lunch per week. Sometimes it's a struggle to get them to nail it down to just one.
#21 TK 2014-03-29 16:58
Our daughter is in 2nd grade and has always brought her lunch to school since the age of 2 when she started in daycare. She has celiac disease. The lunches available at the school are the gluten-free/cas ein-free lunches that do not provide her with the dairy component her doctor requires her to eat. She takes vitamin D/Calcium every morning and a multi-vitamin with iron every evening to ensure she has adequate intake of those vitamins/minera ls each day. The pediatric gastroenterolog ist does bloodwork annually to measure vitamin D and iron levels. The variety of the menu is extremely limited at the school; therefore we provide all meals at school including snacks, treats (when others bring birthday treats to celebrate their child's birthday), and gluten-free foods for parties. Not all children can eat in the school cafeteria safely due to medically necessary diets.
#20 Cathy 2013-11-22 15:25
My children's school does an awesome job of giving healthy options every day. It's a la carte, but they have to choose a fruit, a veggie and a protien, unless they have one of those options with them. It's also a little expensive, so they buy their lunch 2 or 3 days a week and pack 2 or 3 days a week. I let them choose their days each week that they enjoy the school lunch the most. My daughter would eat their lunch every day if I let her.
#19 kate bv 2013-11-12 20:18
my three kids take their lunch to school every day as the food on offer at their school is truly awful - and could best be called food like substances. cheap rubbish served to kids - chicken nuggets, tator tots, french fries, pizza - junk junk and more junk. All the food that is served in my kids school were banned in the schools i went to in Australia about 15 years ago - i want my kids to have very little processed food, to eat fruit and whole foods. Im not a food nut but this small thing is important to me.
#18 Diana 2013-10-04 15:59
My daughter is in second grade and attends a Christian Private school near our home. They do not have a cafeteria so there is no option but to send her lunch with her. It is nice though because I know how much exactly she is eating. It has helped me catch on to when she is starting to get sick or if something emotionally is going on with her by if food is still left in her lunch box. Plus, she helps me make it in the morning which gives us nice mom and daughter time :-)

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