The Daily Telegraph has reported today that there are calls for an overhaul of school lunchboxes in the UK because one kid went to school with a smartie sandwich.
Clearly this is not ideal. Except maybe for the child involved. However, I am pretty sure that Miss Nearly Three isn’t ever going to get the ‘herb crusted chicken wraps’ I see as healthy lunchbox ideas advertised in women’s magazines.
Here’s what I think could be done to make it easier for mums to provide healthier lunches.
1. Stop judging parents who go with the quickest option that their kid is happy to eat.
2. Provide flexible working hours so mums who have to commute and start at 9am every day aren’t under so much pressure to find quick and easy options.
3. Teach kids to make their own damned lunches as soon as possible. I’m working on Miss Nearly Three. Without success I might add. Although she rather enjoys licking the margarine from her (plastic) knife and sticking it back in the tub. Delightful.
As an aside, I’m pretty sure there are dads out there who make school lunches. My dad used to make mine a long time ago. Is there a secret movement of dads making school lunches across the land? I hope so.