Hi there. My son has started reception this year,he's on school dinner for now,but i noticed he's loosing weight,as he is very fassy eater.At school he would only eat pasta,or if chicken and rice is on the day's menu,anything that didn't look like mum's food ,he would not tauch it,he would only choose the steamed veg insted.Iam thinking of giving him packed lunch,but the problem is,he does not eat sandwich,and olso if i want to give him some left over pasta or curry,or veg...it has to be worm not cold.In my familly food are prepared evryday,we don't have sandwich,or cold meals,so this has contrebuted of the way he is,i think.I am really in need of a solution.Is it enaugh for him to survive on couple of carrots and a few floret of brocoly,till he gets home???.He's very healthy boy,he likes his veg, fruits ,nuts. I am trying to find if there is any sort of container that keeps food warm.What do you think?Any idea?Am i exagirating?Please you taught. PC:sorry english is not my first language.
Two of my DCs have the blue Thermos flask and take in hot food in the winter. Tbh, I often use ready-made meals like spaghetti bolognaise or shepherd's pie, which aren't the healthiest but they're 9 and 13 so have had a longer period of healthy food.
We rarely have left-overs to send in , but his mum's home-cooked food would be perfect, I'd have thought.
I think the Thermos flask is a good idea but it might be worth trying him with sandwiches first - he might not like them at home but if all the other children with packed lunches have sandwiches he might go along with it.
Thanks to all your ideas.definitly i will ask the school first,before buying a flask.Also i will ask the teacher to keep a close eye on him for the first week after the holidays,before starting this packed lunch thing.As for me i waited all this time hoping he will get used to school dinners,seeing all his freinds eating.