I am having issues with my childrens school, the dinner staff are giving my son two extra pieces of fruit a dinner time because he tells them he doesn't like his food and he is hungry. He is having them on, he chooses his own dinner from a few options that I set and as soon as he gets in from school the first thing he wants to do is finish his uneaten dinner. I've have told them to stop numerous times and have been ignored, they continue to tell me they are concerned because he doesn't have bread for dinner or cereal for breakfast, he must be hungry. To top it off my partner isn't on board and my Mum thinks I'm depriving them somehow. We are not low carb and we eat some dairy and fruit too in moderation. They eat when they are hungry and I let their appetite lead portion sizes. Just wondered if anyone else came up against anything similar?
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on November 11, 2014
at 08:15 PM
Sounds like he's getting a lot of attention from this--working up everyone in the process.
Why not pack some extra fruit and perhaps a starchy veggie (e.g. sweet potato) so he'll have plenty of options? Don't give him a hard time if not everything gets eaten each day.
You don't say how old he is, but getting a bento style box (e.g. LunchBots or Planet Box) and packing with several different things gives him more choices. Kids love that.