Snacks for your kids at school

Philippines
June 21, 2010 12:55pm CST
What is the best snacks or food that you let your child bring at school? When my toddler was still in playschool, I let him bring rice, hotdog, milk and cupcake. Sometimes he finish all the food I pack for him, sometimes he does not. Kids are picky eaters I sometimes switch cupcakes for cookies and hotdogs for eggs. What snacks do you usually pack for your kids?
4 responses
@rosie230 (1674)
21 Jun 10
Well schools here in England have become quite obsessed by the fact that kids eat too much unhealthy stuff, so if my son goes to school with a packed lunch it is normally a chicken sandwich or wrap, a yoghurt, apple slices or grapes, and he is allowed to have 1 unhealthy thing for lunch, so I give him maybe a cake or biscuit something like that. For a snack like at his break time or recess he can have a museli bar or a fruit of some kind.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 10
That is good. I have to teach my kid to fruits. Sometimes he brings a banana with him. It is the only fruits that he likes so far.
• United States
20 Aug 10
then give him LOTS of bananas! or just be like "grr tough! eat it!" lol.. i don't get it personally fruits are SOOOO good!
@durgabala (1362)
• India
22 Jun 10
Well, mine is completely vegetarian. I pack fruits for recess, mostly apples or bananas, sometimes cucumber slices. For lunch it is strictly rice and vegetables. occasionally choco corn flakes,or some healthy cookies.
• United States
20 Aug 10
Well, you can look online for "sample menus" for kids your age. And just look at the "lunch" and "snacks" part. These are also great for making sure your kids have a healthy diet. I personally just use them as reference. like sometimes it'll tell me to make eggs for breakfast, but i don't have eggs. So, she's probably no getting eggs. One important thing is to make sure it keeps. don't slice up the banana they night before :P. don't put milk for lunch. you can give you kid a couple cents to buy milk at school, or just put in some 100%, no sugar/high fructose corn syrup, yummy juice! an make sure to give them a nice big cup of milk before they leave/when they get home ^^ generally a sandwich will do the trick. some cellary sticks and an apple. maybe dry cereal for snack time.. and some fruit snacks!
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Sep 10
I am really not a nutrition-conscious mom so buy snack for school that has a variety of chips and cupcakes. I was a kid once and no matter how high in nutrition my snack was, I would always give it to somebody else or exchange it with another food. I prefer to let my kids eat snacks to their liking but I make sure that main courses will be full of vitamins they need to grow and glow.
21 Jun 10
I would like to pack something with lots of wholegrain so nice brown bread with a healthy filing such as chicken or something that is high in protein to give them lots of energy throughout the day. I would pack a piece of fruit, a box of raisins and a nice yoghurt with their favourite cartoon character on it. I think it's important not to fill a packed lunch with fatty or sugary products as children need to keep their concentration in order to allow them to study hard and to learn things that are going to stay with them throughout their lives.