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Henry's Lunchbox - The Forgotten Lunch

Henry packed 3 days of school lunches this week. He had a difficult time readjusting to the school lunch routine this week after a few weeks of leisurely lunches during winter break. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, he came home very hungry but with a hardly eaten lunch. In talking with him, he complained about not having enough time to eat. He had spent his lunch period talking with his friends about Christmas presents and Pokemon creatures instead of focusing on eating.

On Thursday, I put Henry's lunchbox inside his backpack instead of keeping it separate. When he got to school, he forgot to take it out of his backpack and put it in the classroom lunch bin. The teacher assumed that he had not brought lunch from home and sent him through the hot lunch line. Luckily, his school makes sure that every child receives lunch whether or not they have money on-hand. He came home excited to tell us that he had macaroni and cheese, raisins and chocolate milk for lunch. Henry asked if he could eat school food more often, so he is going to start buying a school-made lunch once per week. We sat down together with the January menu and he picked out his favorite menu option for each of the coming weeks.

On Friday, Henry insisted on retaking his packed lunch from the previous day 

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? 
Pear sprinkled with cinnamon
Leftover Nachos (tortilla chips, cheese)
Strawberry Candy
Leftover Baked Beans
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?
All the Pear
All the Nachos
Half the Baked Beans
 
DAY 2
 
DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Almond Butter and Jelly on a Dinner Roll
Cranberry Orange Orchard Bar
Orange
Carrot sticks
Peanut Butter M&Ms
Water

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

A few bites of Roll
All the Orchard Bar
All the Orange
Most of the Carrot Sticks
(Henry came home very hungry. He ate the Orchard Bar and Carrot Sticks as an after school snack)

DAY 3

DAY 3 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Celery with Peanut Butter
Raisins
Sunflower Butter and Banana slices between two Pumpkin Pancakes 
Water

DAY 3 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX 
Everything - Henry forgot his lunchbox in his backpack and was given a hot lunch at school instead. He ate Macaroni and Cheese, Raisins and Chocolate Milk.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Same as Day 3 - Henry wanted to eat his packed lunch from the previous day. 

DAY 4 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX
 
All the Celery Sticks (most of the peanut butter was eaten)
A few Raisins
A few bites of Pumpkin Pancake

Does your child enjoying buying hot lunch at school?

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