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What do your older kids/teens take for lunch??

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happylittlefish Mon 20-Jun-16 20:39:57

I've got 4, and the amount of food we go through is unfathomable. Is anyone else in a situation with stick thin older kids/teens who eat absolutely loads???

For lunches, 16 year olds take:
Choc bar
Rice pudding pot
Pack of fridge raiders
Maybe a frube too!!!

14 yo takes:
Iced gems, cookies etc

12 yo takes:
Wrap x2
Choc bar

What do your older kids/teens take for lunch? Are they all so unbelievably thin???? 😉

Dotty342kids Wed 22-Jun-16 19:49:16

My 13.5yr old DS takes:
Samosa / chicken satay stick
Mixed fruit tub
Cake / biscuit / flapjack

He often objects to sandwiches going "soggy" in the 4hrs between my making them and him eating them and suspect they often get chucked away. He really loves it when I occasionally make something like a couscous salad with chickpeas / chicken etc in, rather than a sandwich.

OddBoots Wed 22-Jun-16 19:55:36

16yo ds has (as an example, it varies)

A sandwich
A big chunk of red pepper
4 fishsticks
4 chunks of dark chocolate
mini muffin
3 large salt and vinegar rice cakes

I think that is about the same as your list for your 16yo, ds is in the middle to lower end of a healthy weight.

Hulababy Wed 22-Jun-16 19:58:13

14y DD:

Sandwich - usually chicken and cucumber, with mayo (but no butter) or grated cheese and pickle
or Individual quiche and some cucumber/tomato/celery
or Sushi box
or Pasta salad

Juice or smoothie
Sometimes a pre-packaged iced coffee

Sometimes fruit
Sometimes chocolate biscuit bar (such as Penguin, 2 bar KitKat)
Today she took a fruit shot packet thing

She doesn't really take very much I guess, but eats plenty when home - snack on getting home, dinner at around 7:30

She leaves the house every morning with a lidded mug of coffee, which she drinks in the car and on way into school. I persuade her to eat something for breakfast - but its often a handful or two or dry cereal (she doesn't like milk) or sometimes a breakfast bar

insan1tyscartching Wed 22-Jun-16 20:06:34

Dd13 generally has a sandwich from school(usually leaves half) but if she wants food from home she will take either a slice of home made cake or a cookie or cheese straws. She eats like a mouse though.

happylittlefish Wed 22-Jun-16 20:08:34

Thanks for replies 😁 its interesting to see. Do people mind giving crisps/choc etc every day? Not that I do, was just wondering as so many parents seem to mind about younger kids but in teenage years, the junk food just seems to creep in 😁

12, 16 and 18 - I've got throwing things into boxes into something I can do in my sleep now (for the record, they can and have done their own, but we have a tiny kitchen and it's easier for me to do it whilst making my desperately needed first coffee of the day, than all try and squash in)

Sandwich (half for 12 yo, her choice), 2 pieces of fruit, muesli/cereal bar, cheese string or babybel type thing, frube and a packet of crisps. DD often finishes hers when she gets home or during after school clubs. The DSs get home and usually get themselves a drink and some toast/fruit or a bowl of cereal. They eat less than that when they're home, but they tend to spread it over the day rather than have a set lunch time. The only meal I provide is dinner usually, breakfast and lunch are their own responsibilities.

Ragwort Wed 22-Jun-16 20:24:00

Nothing like that amount ! My 15 year old (very sporty and active) takes a sandwich (ham or cheese sometimes nutella ), a banana and a two finger kit kat.

it makes me laugh though that after all the 'junk food police' at primary schools no one cares at all what secondary school children take for lunch grin.

QOD Wed 22-Jun-16 20:24:29

Dd 17 has about 100g pasta bake. Cold (Bleugh)
4 strawberries cut up
Handful off grapes
1 finger twin

PurpleThursday Wed 22-Jun-16 20:27:01

My son loves bagels. Quite filling too.

happylittlefish Wed 22-Jun-16 20:32:47

I agree 😂 the teen years are way too stressful to worry about a couple of pieces of junk food 😂 my dc are all stick thin, despite the unbelievable amount they eat. In primary, they used to take a sandwich, a banana, some grapes and a kitkat/crisps

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