The humble school lunchbox has never been more complicated than it is in 2019.
Long gone are the days of the cucumber and Kraft single white bread sambo. These days, parents need to consider current nutrition guidelines, school policies, other kids’ allergies – balanced with what their child will actually eat to sustain themselves during a school day.
Even the lunchbox itself can be controversial; it should be BPA-free, and designed to keep ‘nude food’ (food not wrapped in plastic) as fresh as it would be at home.
So it’s no surprise that parents are often curious about how other folks are doing it. What are they feeding their kids? What are their kids actually eating? More specifically, what does the contents of the lunchboxes of other kids in the class look like?
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To help you out, we asked Mamamia readers to share what a packed lunch looks like for their kids of a variety of ages.
Piper, 20 months
“Misti is vegetarian.
“Today is chia pudding, boiled eggs, cheese, apricots, pears, sultanas, dried apple, muesli bar, Sakata rice crackers.”