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My daughter is a picky eater and packed lunches are a nightmare

IF you think trying to get your picky eaters to eat at home is a challenge, just wait until you have to start packing their lunchboxes for school – where they can be easily swapped out any ingredients they don’t like for sugary treats.

So when this mom sent her picky daughter with some popcorn, crackers, and a yogurt drink to make up for her sandwich and shredded hot dog, she thought I will create a fairly balanced meal.

Mother fuming after her daughter's teacher commented on her food

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Mother fuming after her daughter’s teacher commented on her foodCredit: Facebook
They asked the five-year-old if her mother could pack more'healthy snacks'

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They asked the five-year-old if her mother could pack more ‘healthy snacks’Credit: Facebook

That said, her child’s school was not impressed with her efforts.

Posting on Facebook, the unnamed parent explained she was asked to prepare her own morning snacks and lunch box for her child.

For the main meal, mom enjoys some crackers, breaded chicken, chopped apples, another serving of popcorn and finishes with some crackers and ham.

Consulted with other parents, the mother explained: “I have a child of almost 5 years old who is extremely picky.

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“I’m saying, would live on Dino Nuggets if I let her. I WANT her to consider eating this healthy at home.

“She started kindergarten this year and some teachers said they weren’t satisfied with her lunch.”

Despite her best efforts, the woman claims teachers criticized her for packing processed meat in her daughter’s lunch box.

She continued: “They even remarked that my little one then came home very upset with me for not packing healthy enough snacks.”

Since she doesn’t eat diced ham and sausages outside of school, the mother says her daughter can only eat two slices of ham a week.

Not surprisingly, the mother’s post drew some fiery comments from other frustrated parents.

What the NHS recommends children eat for lunch:

The NHS offers some suggestions and guidance on their Chnage4Life website.

  • Putting lunchboxes on foods like bread, rice, pasta and potatoes – ideally whole grains – also keeps kids fuller for longer
  • If your child doesn’t like whole grains, try making a sandwich with a slice of white and a slice of whole-wheat bread.
  • Try to keep the lunch box interesting by using a variety of shapes like bagels, cupcakes, and wrapping paper.
  • Make food fun because lunch can be more enjoyable if kids have to put them together, like having food to dip and change from sandwiches every day.
  • Choose foods that are low in fat, like lean meat or fish.
  • Cut down on the amount of spreads you put on your bread
  • Always add a little salad and veggies to your meals
  • Cut down on crisps
  • Cut some fruit or satsuamas and add them instead of sweets
  • Cheese can be high in fat and salt, so choose rich flavors or choose low-fat varieties
  • Get the kids involved in making lunch – they’ll be more likely to eat it if they help

One replied: “I’m so sorry, it’s disgusting that they make food choices with a kid!

“Her lunch looks good, should focus more on teaching rather than criticizing what parents put in their child’s lunch box.”

Another added: “I look absolutely fine. I get annoyed when teachers want to hit students like this.

“It’s not like you send her a Mars Bar and a Coke…”

Meanwhile, a third said: “At least she’s eating. They can keep their judgement until they’re wearing the same pair of shoes. It’s hard without shame from others. “

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Dais Johnston

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