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What do you put in your little'ns lunch box??

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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Just curious as someone mentioned to me that I might be putting too much in my kid's lunch box. He's 6 and usually has a ham salad sandwich (1 slice of bread), a mini scotch egg, a cheese stick, a pot of grapes and strawberries cut up, a frube yoghurt thingy, a bag of crisps (although just cut those out since worrying) and a treat something (either a chewy bar or a mince pie, or a flapjack etc..)

He does it it all usually and he is defo not overweight but I'm worried he might become overweight.
What do you give them??

Oh, and my 3 year old has pretty much the same....just not the crisps
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
Hi Hannah, that does seem a lot. I give my daughter (aged 8) a sandwich, a packet of crisps, raisins and a yogurt. Sometimes I change the raisins for carrots or a cheese string. However I have just started giving her raisins. I was giving her a sandwich, crisps and yogurt before
#2
Ah so I need to leave something else out then really.....perhaps stop doing the cheese too then?
1 Like #3
I give my daughter sandwich,1 piece of fruit, cheese string & yoghurt tube (shes4). They cant have any crisps or biscuits,choc and I sometimes find it hard to give her a variety as she is very fussy
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hannah19790
Ah so I need to leave something else out then really.....perhaps stop doing the cheese too then?


Its up to you hun, but the cheese good for calcium - how about not putting in the treat? The yogurt is my daughters sweet element of her lunch
#5
4lyons09
I give my daughter sandwich,1 piece of fruit, cheese string & yoghurt tube (shes4). They cant have any crisps or biscuits,choc and I sometimes find it hard to give her a variety as she is very fussy


Same at my daughters school - they are now allowed choc or cakes
#6
bargainhunter2009
Its up to you hun, but the cheese good for calcium - how about not putting in the treat? The yogurt is my daughters sweet element of her lunch


Yh, I did think about taking that out but I sometimes feel like everything he eats is healthy and he deserves a treat.......but I think ur right, I'll stop giving him a treat from now on..................and I tell him u told me to:lol: :p
1 Like #7
I would be happy that my child eats ! as long as he is running around and burning it off i don't see a problem. I would cut out the treat though, especially as he is having fruit and a yogurty thing! a lot of sugars going on there.
#8
4lyons09
I give my daughter sandwich,1 piece of fruit, cheese string & yoghurt tube (shes4). They cant have any crisps or biscuits,choc and I sometimes find it hard to give her a variety as she is very fussy


At our school they're not allowed sweets or choc although I think they can have things like penguins.....my son usally choices a flapjack or something tho so don't have to worry too much....think I'll cut that ou nowt tho:thumbsup:
#9
hannah19790
At our school they're not allowed sweets or choc although I think they can have things like penguins.....my son usally choices a flapjack or something tho so don't have to worry too much....think I'll cut that ou nowt tho:thumbsup:


How about flapjack or yogurt? He prob doesnt need both :thumbsup: You could change it around
#10
queenlush
I would be happy that my child eats ! as long as he is running around and burning it off i don't see a problem. I would cut out the treat though, especially as he is having fruit and a yogurty thing! a lot of sugars going on there.


Oh I thought the fruit and yogurt were good:? Too sugary?? What u reckon I should put in? Obviously a sarny.....what else u think?
#11
bargainhunter2009
How about flapjack or yogurt? He prob doesnt need both :thumbsup: You could change it around


Yh good idea:thumbsup:
#12
I am always being told I send my kids with too much as well Hannah but so long as they come back with an empty lunch box its probably ok
#13
hannah19790
Oh I thought the fruit and yogurt were good:? Too sugary?? What u reckon I should put in? Obviously a sarny.....what else u think?


Fruit and yogurt are good!
#14
I wish you made my lunch, sounds great! :) But maybe a bit too much for a young'un.
#15
hannah19790
Oh I thought the fruit and yogurt were good:? Too sugary?? What u reckon I should put in? Obviously a sarny.....what else u think?


They aren't bad sugars really, but if he will eat fruit then i would use that as his sweet treat. Not much you can give a six year old really is there? Will he eat wraps? They are slightly healthier than bread. Mini pitta pockets maybe?
#16
fireheaven
I am always being told I send my kids with too much as well Hannah but so long as they come back with an empty lunch box its probably ok

lol see that's what I thought, and he is ery active but a dinnerlady (friend too) told me that they have to eat all their lunch b4 they're allowed to get down:lol:

bargainhunter2009
Fruit and yogurt are good!

Good, but a bit sugary? Not too much of them ?

Trickyjabs
I wish you made my lunch, sounds great! :) But maybe a bit too much for a young'un.


lol thank u, it's funny coz I never thought about it b4, yep, decided, defo cutting down:thumbsup:
#17
queenlush
They aren't bad sugars really, but if he will eat fruit then i would use that as his sweet treat. Not much you can give a six year old really is there? Will he eat wraps? They are slightly healthier than bread. Mini pitta pockets maybe?


Yh now there's an option:thumbsup: Something just for a change I spose. He eats fruit because he has to tho, not coz he really wants to...don't think he sees it as a treat:lol:
#18
Hannah, that's a similar amount to what I pack for my daughter (also six and is quite slender) and son (three). She does bring back left overs but then scoffs it at home after school. In the mornings, I cook fresh noodles with peas, ham and a little soy sauce/salt or pasta with a veg. Current daily favs are tuna sandwishes, celery/carrot and cream cheese and ham pasta.

I think the main concern regarding food for children is if they eat a lot of sugary snacks (sweets, cakes, etc.) and fats (eg crisps, processed cheese, etc.).

I don't allow my young ones fizzy drinks or lollipops.
[admin]#19
Depends how much your little one can eat! All kids are different. My five yr old has a sandwich (2 slices of bread) breadsticks/celery & a dip, an orange, an apple or banana, a cereal bar or crackers and some raisins. He always eats the lot and spends until dinnertime burning it off
#20
Bishbash
Hannah, that's a similar amount to what I pack for my daughter (also six and is quite slender) and son (three). She does bring back left overs but then scoffs it at home after school. In the mornings, I cook fresh noodles with peas, ham and a little soy sauce/salt or pasta with a veg. Current daily favs are tuna sandwishes, celery/carrot and cream cheese and ham pasta.

I think the main concern regarding food for children is if they eat a lot of sugary snacks (sweets, cakes, etc.) and fats (eg crisps, processed cheese, etc.).

I don't allow my young ones fizzy drinks or lollipops.


lol, I even have to make the sarnies the evening b4 ...... would never get a chance to do them in the morning :lol: How good are u?? :thumbsup:
No mine don't either......maybe on his birthday lol....actually that's another thing...both mine choose water over juice half the time so I know that's good for them.

juliet_bravo
Depends how much your little one can eat! All kids are different. My five yr old has a sandwich (2 slices of bread) breadsticks/celery & a dip, an orange, an apple or banana, a cereal bar or crackers and some raisins. He always eats the lot and spends until dinnertime burning it off


Yh well that is what I thought at 1st but now am worried they'll get fat lol....but same as u, mine do burn it off so perhaps they need all that energy:?
1 Like #22
juliet_bravo
Depends how much your little one can eat! All kids are different. My five yr old has a sandwich (2 slices of bread) breadsticks/celery & a dip, an orange, an apple or banana, a cereal bar or crackers and some raisins. He always eats the lot and spends until dinnertime burning it off


http://bluebob.com/images/uploads/fatboy390.gif

I use to get 2 sandwich, a drink and an apple.
#23
I've seen a huuuuuuuuuge thread about this in mse, you may be able to search it :)
#24


That was really interesting reading....might try a few ideas, thanks hun:thumbsup:

Marina
I've seen a huuuuuuuuuge thread about this in mse, you may be able to search it :)


Thanks hun, will take a look:thumbsup:
#25
strike
http://bluebob.com/images/uploads/fatboy390.gif

I use to get 2 sandwich, a drink and an apple.


I used to get a sugar butty.
#26
deek72
I used to get a sugar butty.


Eeeewwww loads of kids used to eat those. I still love a banana butty tho.
#27
I would say if he is not overweight and on the whole eats everything ie. not leaving the sandwich and fruit, then it sounds fine.
I think far better that he has a good lunch instead of snacking in the afternoon - it is the snacking that is really bad for their teeth - especially if it's something like raisens/ fruit.
Maybe if anything I would say vary it as much as you can rather than giving less - who wants the same lunch every day? Put in different fruits/ different sandwich fillings etc etc Variety is good!
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#28
queenlush
Eeeewwww loads of kids used to eat those. I still love a banana butty tho.


Yeah I used to love those too or sugar and jam :-D

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