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Another lunch box question

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Marne · 12/02/2009 16:53

If i was to put a hot cross bun in dd's luch box should i give it instead of a sandwich or as well as? I thought if i give her both (sandwich and bun) it would be too much bread for her, but will the school see it as a cake rather than a bread product/

Sorry for such a stupid question

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lilolilmanchester · 12/02/2009 17:50

The school would see it as a bread product, surely? Tho who knows these days. When mine were too young to eat a sandwich as well as a hot cross bun, I'd give them a little box of a mixture of things like cheese cubes, rolled up ham strips, cherry tomatoes, cucumber pieces, grapes.

misshardbroom · 12/02/2009 17:50

personally I would give it as well as a savoury sandwich rather than instead (although you could always give her a smaller sandwich than usual if you thought it would be too much bread).

As for the school thinking it was a cake, you could always tell them to bog off and let you be the judge of how best to feed your child

Niecie · 12/02/2009 17:57

Do schools really take that much notice? So long as it isn't sweets,chocolate and fizzy drinks it is none of their business the proportion of bread products to other items surely.

If it were me I would give my boys a smaller sandwich and the bun (or for DS2 maybe half of one).

As for it being cake, it shouldn't matter what you call it, but I would call it fruit bread and laugh at the very idea it was a cake!

Marne · 12/02/2009 18:31

Thankyou, dd's school is fussy, i think i will send her with less sandwiches and half a bun.

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melissa75 · 12/02/2009 19:49

Hi...this is sort of irrelevant to your post, but sort of relevant at the same time!I had some training the other day to do with anaphylaxis shock, and we were talking about the problem of parents sending in peanut based products in childrens lunches when other children have such severe peanut allergies, and I was always under the impression that the school could dictate to you that you cannot send in particular types of food, but they in fact, can not. They can request, but cannot demand. I guess I always thought because my school (which was my childrens school b4 I began teaching there also) had a no peanut policy, that one had to stick to it. In saying that, everyone does that I know of, because they recognise the seriousness of an allergic reaction.
So basically what I am saying is that they can suggest you send certain things, but you have the ultimate decision, and they cannot tell you otherwise!

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