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post #141 of 172
No offense intended to this teacher that has asked parents to never never send a thermos of warm food but shouldn't we have to option of sending our little kids to school with a warm home cooked healthy meal- even if it's an 'inconvienence?' School lunches continue to be terrible and frankly expensive when compared to what we can send from home. We, as parents, apologize for any inconvienence feeding our children may create for the teacher but please complian to the school boards about needing lunchroom assistants. Please don't ask parents to stop sending good food in for their children.
post #142 of 172
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No offense intended to this teacher that has asked parents to never never send a thermos of warm food but shouldn't we have to option of sending our little kids to school with a warm home cooked healthy meal- even if it's an 'inconvienence?' School lunches continue to be terrible and frankly expensive when compared to what we can send from home. We, as parents, apologize for any inconvienence feeding our children may create for the teacher but please complian to the school boards about needing lunchroom assistants. Please don't ask parents to stop sending good food in for their children.

I am a teacher and I send warm lunches in with my own two children. I may spend one minute or maybe even two opening three or four hot containers for my class each day. It is NO BIG DEAL. 

 I make a pasta dish for the weeks lunch  and store them in one serving size containers in my fridge or freezer in the morning I pop one in the microwave then put it in the thermos each morning. 

post #143 of 172
It just goes to show its all about the person/ teacher. Some people are willing to do a little extra for something more and others are only there for the paycheck.
post #144 of 172

I totally agree with the moms here.  My daughter is on "low-carb eating," and she gets tired of eating the same old things.  Our school lunches are terrible, so there's little choice but to send her with a lunch from home.   Since the kids are not allowed to use a microwave at school, I asked her teachers if they were okay with me occasionally sending a thermos with her, which provides my daughter with a much greater variety of healthy lunch ideas.  As one of her teachers is a Weight Watchers instructor, she thought it was a great idea.  Thank goodness my daughter's teacher doesn't complain and gripe the way this teacher did. 

post #145 of 172

I don't think that teacher was telling moms not to send warm meals in a thermos -- what she was saying was not to put boiling water in the thermos first because it makes them much more difficult to open, for teachers and kids. People really jumped to the wrong conclusion on that one. I can't believe someone would accuse her of "just working for a paycheck" instead of actually caring about her job and her students. Newsflash: teachers are not paid very well. If she was in it just for the money she'd probably find a higher paying gig! 

 

Just don't put boiling water in the thermos before you to avoid the vacuum seal effect. That's all she was saying. 

post #146 of 172

And how do you propose we send our kids to school with a hot healthy lunch unless we first get the thermos nice and hot?????? Please do tell.........

post #147 of 172

Some new snacks/lunches my kids have been eating lately that I'll be sending to school with my daughter:

 

  • I bought a box of 2 oz containers of hummus at Costco.  Add some Pretzel Crisps in a baggie
  • tortilla spread with refried beans and some shredded cheese.  She likes this cold
  • Ritz crackers with peanut butter, and another cracker on top to make a sandwich
  • and for a treat: graham cracker sandwiches with homemade frosting
post #148 of 172

the taco meat & bag doritoes!! my teenage son i!snt about to open friut or vegies but he would make ez taco inbag ty

post #149 of 172

Dorito Taco Salad is the new favorite for my boys too. Sure, I'd prefer they stayed faithful to the Apple Sandwich; but I load them up with grilled chicken, a lot of diced green pepper, lettuce and shredded cheese. The Dorito chips are a small portion of the meal...mostly they need the bag, because that's what makes it a fun lunch.
 

post #150 of 172

We are a gluten-free (grain free home) I send:

 

turkey roll-ups: broccoli slaw rolled in turkey slices (I like mustard but only one of my kids likes mustard in it)

apples slices w/ reusable container of almond butter

Left overs, left overs and left overs!

I always make a ton of chicken soup and chili to send for the rest of the week for all of us!

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