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Ds won't eat his packed lunch

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Goodbyetonsils Fri 09-Nov-12 11:01:07

Ds started school in September and wants to be on dinners. As a treat once a week he gets a school dinner but I can't afford to do this every day. Ds is usually a good eater, at nursery he'd get hot dinners included in the price so he has grown accustomed to this! But his lunch box keeps coming back almost full- he's not even eating the pom bears which he usually loves shock I've tried a range of sandwiches/wraps etc to no avail. WWYD?

SquidgersMummy Fri 09-Nov-12 11:09:00

Check it's nothing to do with timings and friends - are all friends on dinners - can they sit together/go to play at same time - are dinners more popular - any teasing issues re having packed lunch or content he's taking - is there teacher or dinner lady can encourage him. Surely they should notice he's not eaten much shock.


SavoyCabbage Fri 09-Nov-12 11:13:50

Could you get him a Thermos Funtainer and give him pasta, fried rice, soup etc in that. My dd prefers that to sandwiches.

Mine have packed lunch every day but probably o ly have sandwiches once a week.

We have
Crackers and dip
Prawns and salad vegetables
Sausage rolls

Goodbyetonsils Fri 09-Nov-12 15:51:24

He's not even eating things I know he likes, I think we will have to try pasta etc! I thought the same... why aren't they noticing he's not eating much shock I never really get a chance to speak to his teacher as he's in after school club/my mum picks him up and she tends to forget!

Goldenjubilee10 Fri 09-Nov-12 20:49:29

Could you cut back on something else so that he can have school dinners. Perhaps ask grandparents/aunties for money at Christmas to use for this. It you wouldn't have to find the full cost as it would be ofset by not having to buy things for a packed lunch. If he eats and enjoys school meals it would be really great if he could have them each day.

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