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When I started this blog it was not intended discuss my experience in working with school lunches several years ago. However, the recent media blowout over a school girl’s lunch has me on edge.
It all comes down to misunderstanding and the school’s inability to handle the situation appropriately:
The girl’s teacher should have handed the child a carton of milk to round out the turkey-and-cheese sandwich and banana she brought from home. Instead, the teacher erred by telling the tyke to get a cafeteria lunch, Barnes (Hook County Superintendant) said.
This is the last of my 5 part series on feeding children. When in doubt, always remember the parent and child responsibilities. The parent plans the meal, prepares healthy options, and provides a positive environment. The child will choose whether or not to eat, what to eat (from the healthy options you provide), and how much to eat based on scheduled meals and snack times.
In this last series you will see a lot of overlap between this type of behavior and with “the child who overeats” (see previous blog Meal Wars – Part 3).
It is not uncommon for parents to wonder if they are doing the right by their child. Am I going to breastfeed my child? Should I use cloth or disposable diapers? Is he watching too much TV? How often should my child eat? While most parents can answer most of these questions for themselves, I can definitely help answer the last one.