things that some kids take to school for lunch:
* fairy bread (100s and 1000s in a sandwich)
* lolly bags
this is what my daughter took today:
* sliced rissole with tomato sauce sandwich - sourdough
* one apple
* one banana
* one half salada with vegemite, no butter
* one cheese stick
is she deprived? she knows that what they are taking is crap and she is [almost] as horrified as me. she knows that it's a case of their parents not loving them enough [ok, i admit to slight brainwashing and propoganda here]. she also knows that these parents can't say NO to their kids. or are irresponsible. or stupid. or lazy. or negligent. or...
so, because i don't want her to grow up on the outer of the school clique, you know, that can be horrible, she has to feel she can belong [and this is usually not achieved by her giving free nutrition seminars to her classmates at playtime], this is my compromise:
* vegie chips [she gets these once in a blue moon, and she is thankful. so thankful]
and when she has a lunch order every second friday, i let her have a... doughnut, or a gingerbread man.
i am disgusted with parents who let their kids eat this crap.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE
WHO IS THE PARENT IN THE RELATIONSHIP?
WHO IS IN CONTROL OF THE HOME? THE SHOPPING LIST?
this is party food. it should be eaten at parties. not at school. every day. for lunch and play lunch.