How often do your children bring their lunch to school?
5 times a week : 41.2%
Never : 30.8%
3-4 times a week : 15.2%
1-2 times a week : 12.8%

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  1. Posted by - DORIS on Oct. 07, 2014

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  2. Posted by - Joy Drummond on Oct. 06, 2014

    My son is Gluten Free, so we pack lunch each day.
  3. Posted by - JessicaB on Sep. 24, 2014

    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.
  4. Posted by - Patricia on Aug. 08, 2014

    My daughter stated most of the time the lunches are good at school.
  5. Posted by - fuljhuri basu on Jul. 22, 2014

    options for school tiffin:
    1. boiled egg n banana
    2. no cream cake and cookies/nuts
    3. bread with cheese/jam,butter, 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.
  6. Posted by - Kelly on Apr. 11, 2014

    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.
  7. Posted by - TK on Mar. 29, 2014

    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/casein-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/minerals each day. The pediatric gastroenterologist 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.
  8. Posted by - Cathy on Nov. 22, 2013

    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.
  9. Posted by - kate bv on Nov. 12, 2013

    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.
  10. Posted by - Diana on Oct. 04, 2013

    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 :-)
  11. Posted by - Melissa J on Oct. 04, 2013

    Whoops... typo... School lunch often gets trashed because is NOT very tasty... I know what they bring from home will be eaten & is often shared w/kids who are eating the school lunch. My kids always return happy w/empty lunch kits. They seldom even want a snack on days they bring lunch from home.... So Not Cheap, but Satisfying
  12. Posted by - Melissa J on Oct. 04, 2013

    My boys bring their lunch when they want to have more recess time or when the cafeteria menu says "Manager Special" or some other item they do not eat. ... Home lunch is not always cheaper, but I know they'll eat well on the days the bring lunch. School lunch or portions often get trashed b/c it is very tasty.
  13. Posted by - kellyann Fleming on Oct. 02, 2013

    I like being able to pack my First Graders lunch,I also have to pack a snack .It gives me a better idea of what she is eating and that what I pack are healthier choices .Plus I add a letter or note of "Love You",Good luck on your test ect...
  14. Posted by - michelle on Oct. 01, 2013

    I think children sould not bring there lunch because it is a waste of the food at your house so like over the weekend you have I lot of food not if you keep bring your food you will have least and least food in your house and you will have to keep spending more and more money. So I think it is a good idea if your child gets lunch from school and not from home. Thank you and this is my argument on why children sould not bring lunch to school.
  15. Posted by - LaShawn on Sep. 11, 2013

    My son had to take his lunch for summer camp and have chosen to continue through the school year! I am glad that he made the choice. I read the other comments and I can not say that it is cheaper for him to take lunch but I have a peace of mind about what he is eating. I believe bringing his lunch also deters him from wanting to eat out like a lot of other kids. It is a huge bonus that he does not have to wait in line and can take his time to eat.
  16. Posted by - Bharti on Aug. 23, 2013

    My son brings lunch so he doesn't have to wait in line to buy lunch so he has more time to eat lunch.
  17. Posted by - Raysa Rosado on Aug. 21, 2013

    My son Ryan always take his lunch to school,he is a picky eater so I have to be creative like that he can eat his lunch,beside School lunch are very nasty,many packed bags foods that they just heat and serve,not healthy.
  18. Posted by - Addison on Aug. 21, 2013

    My children always take their lunch. They used to complain about the how dirty the cafeteria was and how disturbing the food the school serves is. Bringing lunch allows my kids to choose what they want to eat. In my opinion, bringing lunch to school is more sanitary and much healthier.
  19. Posted by - stephanie on Aug. 01, 2013

    I also am a grandmother raising 3 kids on a soc security budget and they also get free lunches..I used to go on their school lunch time (it is encouraged here in florida) and it is so true on the time factor and the quality of food.Besides I have autism spectrum children who have an issue with some I pack them lunches with their help..mostly finger foods..Vienna sausages in a zip lock bag,cheese slices, pickles..fruit in a plactic cup ..peeled or sliced ready to go..put it in fridge nite before..put crackers or chips in lunch box with a paper towel(our school doesn't give extra napkins)..makes it easier for all! Also don't forget those little notes..the kids have had them from kindergarten now till 5th grade..and they really "pick them up" if they are having a good day!..
  20. Posted by - wanda monroe on Jul. 25, 2013

    my grandchildren live with me, they are on the lunch program, they mostly eat anything, , so just sometimes they want to bring there lunch when we get groceries, and they get to pick out there foods, and yes time they stand in line and wait, they could already be sit down, but the school meals, have the sometimes have the things that are good for them, I know you try to provide what you have , and work hard serving the children and staff,
  21. Posted by - emma on Jul. 18, 2013

    I buy lunch once a day. I like the ones my mom makes better. I buy pizza every Friday and eat it with my friends. now I am going into 5th grade, I wanted tips. Bye!! :)
  22. Posted by - Alma Davis on Jul. 17, 2013

    My daughter brought her lunch everyday.
  23. Posted by - Carol on Jun. 15, 2013

    School lunches are awful and if you watch the kids eat they throw most of the food away. I contribute this to the schools going to pre-packaged foods that have a lot of preservatives and salt added to them. I would rather pack a sandwich or leftovers from the night before instead of spending money on a lunch they will not eat. I know my kids eat their lunch and hear repeatedly that the kids who get school lunch beg for part of my kids lunches. So sad if the school lunches we freshly prepared with healthy foods then the kids would learn not only to eat better but to get a more healthful filling meal. I think politics plays a huge role in school lunches and we need to get away from the lobby money and back to taking care of our kids.
  24. Posted by - Idris on May. 09, 2013

    Three kids in school and two home, helps save money especially when picture day, field day, field trips, and such, come about. They like it, I love it.
  25. Posted by - salome on Apr. 26, 2013

    schools not always sell good healthy food, children will buy sweets and chips instead of buying solid food.sending them to school with a lunch box help me to monita their diet and health.
  26. Posted by - jacquelyn on Apr. 22, 2013

    hiiiii it is awsome to bring lunch
  27. Posted by - Tina on Apr. 20, 2013

    If the children take their lunches, they get to sit down and begin eating right away. The children that must go through the lunch line do not get as much time to eat. Since they already only have 20 to 30 minutes, I wouldn't want them to rush to cram the food down. It's not safe, and not good for digestion.

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