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School Lunches for a 4th Grader?

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#1 Lilura

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

My son is going to be attending school near me next year (instead of living with his dad and attending school there)

I freely admit this will be my first experience doing school runs & packing lunches. (noob mummy is noob! Tounge1.gif)

i figure we will adjust as the term goes on, but i'd love some ideas on what to pack him for the first week or so?

He is 9, with an average appetite (not too fussy, eats more some days, less others) and apart from no nuts, his school has no restrictions original.gif

thanks all

#2 JRA

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

I would ask him, he is 9, he will know what he likes and what he currently takes.

Good luck

#3 Lilura

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

he told me takes a sandwich and a packet of shapes.... i dont know how accurate/healthy that idea is Tounge1.gif

#4 mindy05

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

My DS is 9 and has been packing his own lunch for the past year. He has a sandwich with cheese and sometimes salami, some shapes and cow cheese, or sultanas, or rice crackers/ cakes for recess, an apple for brain food, and some more fruit to go with his sandwich at lunch. I bought lots of those little snack size containers and whenever we open some shapes, crackers or soy crisps, we divide them up between several containers. Then he only has to really make his lunch, and grab the other things on the run.

ETA The shapes work out much cheaper if you buy and dispense them this way. And that amount of food does not seem enough for a growing boy. And the school will probably want him to have fruit to eat in class.

Edited by mindy05, 07 December 2012 - 01:51 PM.

#5 2_little_boys

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

My 9yo is a big eater during the day (then again my 5yo eats nearly the same amount)

DS9 gets -
Sandwich (2 if its just vegemite or a spread)
1/2 mango
4 tiny apricots
Small pack chips
Muesli bar
Fruit bar

9 times out of 10 his lunch bag comes home empty.

#6 Carmen02

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

my 10yr old is in grade 4 this year and has a fruit, sandwich (varies everyday what goes in it) and a treat LCM bar or shapes or chips or something (i know not totally healthy) and shes happy with it.

#7 librablonde

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

My 8.5yo DD takes something along these lines:
1 multigrain Vegemite sandwich
1 hard boiled egg
Veggies cut into sticks: celery/ red capsicum/ cucumber
Cubes of cheese and a handful of baby tomatoes
Fruit can be a mix of strawberries/ grapes/cherries/ a whole apple or whole orange

Other ideas:
veggie sticks and a dip (like hummus)
crackers and cheese
BBQ Shapes and the like
homemade muesli bar (nut free)
tub of yoghurt (more like Jalna and less like Yogo)
dried fruit like sultanas or banana chips

I guess it worth asking what he's used to having and going from there original.gif

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