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Henry's Lunchbox - Week 11

This week Henry packed 5 days of school lunches. Unusually for Henry, he packed two lunches that he barely ate. He had a few days where he was only eating at every other meal lately. On both Monday and Thursday, he ate a huge breakfast, almost no lunch, a big afternoon snack and then just a few bites of dinner. On Wednesday, it was reversed.

It can be frustrating when he asks for food that he doesn't eat, especially when he makes a special request -- like Thursday's Oatmeal with blackberries. I know that children's attitudes about food is highly influenced by their parents. I will continue to encourage Henry to try a balanced variety of foods and trust that overall, Henry is getting what his body needs. 

Henry was also happy to receive notes with his lunch box a few times this week.  

In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Baked Beans, in the Thermos Funtainer
Apple slices sprinkled with lemon juice
Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
Mandarin Orange
Dolmas
Peppermint
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?

Half the Baked Beans
All but one bite of Apple
Half the Potato Chips
All the Orange
Dolmas
*I'm chalking up the lack of lunch eaten to his giant breakfast. He gulped down three pancakes, three servings of Greek yogurt and half a pear. I'm guessing there wasn't much room left for lunch. 

DAY 2

DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Cinnamon Pancakes with peanut butter and cranberry sauce
Maple Cream Cookies, 2
Plum
Water

DAY 2 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

One bite of Pancake
All but two bites of Plum 
 
DAY 3

DAY 3 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Apple Cinnamon Figgy Pops, 6
Pumpkin Muffin, cut in half
Mandarin Orange
Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
Whoppers Candies
Water

DAY 3 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

Two of the Apple Cinnamon Figgy Pops
Half the Orange

DAY 4

DAY 4 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH? 
Oatmeal with Blackberries, in the Thermos Funtainer
Mandarin Orange
Peanuts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Water    

DAY 4 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

All but one bite of Oatmeal
All but one segment of Orange
Most of the Peanuts

DAY 5

DAY 5 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH? 
Dates filled with peanut butter
Freeze Dried Mango
Pepperjack Cheese
Pepperoni
Pistachios 
Water    

DAY 5 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX

Half the Dates
Half the Cheese
One bite of Pepperoni

How do you react when your child doesn't eat their lunch?

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