My husband and I are having trouble deciding how to feed our daughter at school. He thinks we should make her eat school lunch and I think we should pack her lunch.
His argument is that having her eat school prepared meals will force her to try new foods. He thinks the peer pressure of other students will encourage her to eat whatever they are serving that day.
My arguments is she won’t eat all day, will waste food and come home ravenous. She’s stubborn and skipping a meal doesn’t faze her.
I wouldn’t describe my daughter as a picky eater. She eats a wide variety of foods and can usually be talked into trying new things. However, she doesn’t care for pizza or sandwiches, two of the lunch menu mainstays.
I also think we have the opportunity to teach her some responsibility here. She’s old enough to help pack her own lunch. I think we could make a nightly routine out of it and make her an active participant in feeding herself.
My husband thinks I’ve lost my damned mind and we will end up having to do it.
Lastly, as I’ve stated in my previous post, starting school will be a big change for her, and I think food she’s familiar with will help provide some comfort during the day.
What do your kids eat at lunch? Let me know your thoughts.