Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lunch from Home: Chips

By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook

Parents often say the food at school is so bad, they would much rather pack their kid's lunch at home.

From what I've seen, the lunch kids bring from home often is much worse than what the schools are serving. It's a funny thing what some parents think is appropriate lunch food.

I couldn't help noticing this girl, for instance, who was diving into a plastic shopping bag crammed with an assortment of different chips and cheese puffs.

I suppose the trick is to pack enough different kinds of chips to maintain a child's interest.

Is this anything like what you call lunch?


  1. *sigh* this is just indicative of our entire country's desperate need for coherent and concise nutrition education.

  2. I think part of the problem that created this lunch may be the amount of time children have to eat, the lack of adults at their tables and the timing of the meal.

    My 5 year old has lunch at 11 AM, and unless there are parent volunteers the only adults in the room are there to monitor everyone. What he really needs is an adult modeling slow eating at his table. Although with 20 minutes for lunch slow eating is not the best plan.

    Most schools also have recess after lunch, so children are dying to socialize and are far more squirrely. As a parent it is very hard to find things that will be eaten at all under these conditions. I usually do better then this meal, but it takes a lot of thought. The food on the plate is not the only problem with our school lunches!