Our school has a strict litter less lunch policy. Any packaging that goes to school gets packed right back into the bag and sent home. If you break the rules enough, lunch lady Holly will corner you on the playground and tell you to stop sending tiny
yogurts no matter how cute they are. Ha!
We actually don’t find it all that difficult. We’re overly organized, have finally found the right containers to hold everything, and prepare much of the weeks lunches on the weekend. We cut up a pile of veggies, wash all the fruit, dish up a weeks worth of tiny tubs of hummus and boil a few eggs all before the school week starts.
When we pack a lunch I try and cover a few bases:
We have always included a cloth napkin. Kindergarten is messy, there isn’t always time to wash up when you’re eating in a crowd of 4 and 5 years olds, and the napkin also keeps Becca safe from cross contamination from gluten.
At our school all the kindergarten classes eat together in another kindergarten room. So although Becca’s classroom has a gluten free environment, it’s likely the table she eats lunch at has had play dough on it that morning. The school does their best to protect my tiny celiac, but right at the start of the year we came up with a good solution of Becca bringing a cloth napkin and using it as a place mat.
She is thrilled with her new my funkins napkins and is excited to see which one she gets each day.
I’m saving the super heroes for a special occasion.
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