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School lunches - a twist on the common inquiry - lunches that don't utilize containers!

sasha1 | Sep 11, 201103:18 PM

Hi all,

I think this is a twist on what I usually see asked on this topic. I have a little one starting kindergarten tomorrow. I recently started thinking about how we help him at home with all his plastic wrapped straws and yogurt cups and string cheese wrappers, etc. and realized that he is not likely to get much of that help at school.

So while I'm teaching him to do all this at home, I think the first month or two at school I'll have to rely on sandwiches that don't go in a tupperware, thermos, and aren't sold in individually sized serving packs. (I tested him on tupperwares and thermoses this am, and decided that he can only open the ones with a small diameter and usually sideways or upside down - oops there goes my lunch on the floor!)

Please help me with some ideas! Particularly for mains, is there anything besides sandwiches and cold pizza that can go in a sandwich bag or get wrapped in foil?

I know there will be a lunchroom monitor who walks around and assists, but with 20 minutes for lunch and 100 kids eating each shift, I don't want to rely too heavily on that...

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