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Audrey - posted on 08/12/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Needing some great lunch ideas for my 7 year old. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Delta - posted on 08/12/2009

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Quoting Laura:

Those lunchables are a total rip off. They contain Soooo much sodium, that is all there is, read how much sodium there is on there. It is disgusting. No wonder kids are getting obese and getting diabetes, these days, parents are packing salt and sugar.

In 1997, Lunchables came under fire for having high saturated fat and sodium content while being marketed as a healthy children's meal. For example, a single serving of Ham and Swiss Lunchables contains 1,780 milligrams of salt, which is 74 percent of the recommended daily allowance for an adult.[4][5]

Lunchables have also been considered junk food by those[who?] who prefer natural ingredients because Lunchables contain artificial ingredients. For example, the cheese used in Pizza Lunchables is a "pasteurized processed mozzarella cheese product".



My child is very active, so having high saturated fat and sodium foods doesnt effect her.  She does 2 1/2 hours of dance every week, plus all her other activites.  The kids that are getting abese off these foods are not active and parents just let them sit infront of a TV after school or all summer.  My daughter is also very active in playing the Wii sports and Wii sports resort.

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Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Not all diabetes happen in obese people. Do some research on the topic. I can't believe some people are closed minded on here.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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In 1997, Lunchables came under fire for having high saturated fat and sodium content while being marketed as a healthy children's meal. For example, a single serving of Ham and Swiss Lunchables contains 1,780 milligrams of salt, which is 74 percent of the recommended daily allowance for an adult.[4][5]

Lunchables have also been considered junk food by those[who?] who prefer natural ingredients because Lunchables contain artificial ingredients. For example, the cheese used in Pizza Lunchables is a "pasteurized processed mozzarella cheese product".

Learn to read.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Quoting Delta:

My daughter is always outside herself. She has a 18x48 swimming pool that she plays in all day also has a trampoline that she jumps on with her friends. She is always riding her bike and running around the block with her friends. It does not matter what is in the foods, if you have a child that is very active they are not gonna get obese from eating these kinds of foods. Its the kids that are not active that are getting obese. Lets end this off topic conversation.

Sorry Audrey for all this off topic.


How does this relate to lunches? I don't care what she has, or how much stuff you spend on her for entertainment, that is your business, not mine.  High sodium content leads to diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Delta - posted on 08/12/2009

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My daughter is always outside herself. She has a 18x48 swimming pool that she plays in all day also has a trampoline that she jumps on with her friends. She is always riding her bike and running around the block with her friends. It does not matter what is in the foods, if you have a child that is very active they are not gonna get obese from eating these kinds of foods. Its the kids that are not active that are getting obese. Lets end this off topic conversation.



Sorry Audrey for all this off topic.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son would rather play outside with his friends than sit and watch TV all summer. I take him to the park for a couple of hours a day (weather permitting), and let him run around with his soccer ball or we race around the field, or go for a walk somewhere. I am just saying I would never give that crap to a kid for school lunches. EVER

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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I would never give my son one of those instant lunches, it is better home made and he can choose what he wants in his lunch. He isn't missing out on those instant lunch packs, with the high sodium content. My son is not fat either, he is skinny and perfectly healthy, he doesn't like meat very much, he wants to be a vegetarian. He still has his dairy. I hope you practice better eating habits for your child at least instead of Lunchables and big boxes of chips.... gross.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Those lunchables are a total rip off. They contain Soooo much sodium, that is all there is, read how much sodium there is on there. It is disgusting. No wonder kids are getting obese and getting diabetes, these days, parents are packing salt and sugar.



In 1997, Lunchables came under fire for having high saturated fat and sodium content while being marketed as a healthy children's meal. For example, a single serving of Ham and Swiss Lunchables contains 1,780 milligrams of salt, which is 74 percent of the recommended daily allowance for an adult.[4][5]



Lunchables have also been considered junk food by those[who?] who prefer natural ingredients because Lunchables contain artificial ingredients. For example, the cheese used in Pizza Lunchables is a "pasteurized processed mozzarella cheese product".

Delta - posted on 08/12/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

My son loved to have pinwheel sandwiches. I would take a tortilla and wrap it with ham or turkey, some cheese and mayonaise, and roll it up then slice it into 1/2 inch slices, he also would eat Tuna rolled in a tortilla with lettuce.



That is a really good idea, I might have to do that sometime with my 9 year old this year for cold lunches.



 



Also my daugher loves to take peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches, ham and cheese sandwhices.  Also when lunchables go on sale I stock up on those to pack in cold lunches for her too.  The pizzas, the crackers ones, nachos, etc.  I always get the ones that has a drink (normally the water that has the kool aid packet), a fun size candy bar or jello.  Also we buy the big varity bag of chips.



 



 

Jen - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son loved to have pinwheel sandwiches. I would take a tortilla and wrap it with ham or turkey, some cheese and mayonaise, and roll it up then slice it into 1/2 inch slices, he also would eat Tuna rolled in a tortilla with lettuce.

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Most schools around here where I am at have some restrictions like no peanut butter or nut products, chocolate. I used to take my son lots of fruits (Grapes, apples, oranges, and whatever other fruit he likes) and veggies, (carrot sticks or celery sticks, cucumber, Green pepper) I give him oatmeal cookies, or a pudding, water bottle and a sandwich. Look for granola bars that are nut free or peanut free. I try not to give him too much sugary things like Fruit roll ups and little snack packs, because they are mainly like a treat not an everyday thing. There are good snack packs like crackers. I get those cheese and cracker packs. Sometimes I pack in fruit bars, from sun rype, they are 100% fruit. My son used to help me make his lunch, which is a really good way to get your child involved. He'd choose his fruit, veggie and snack, and what he wants as a sandwich. I usually gave him tuna or a deli meat sandwich with lettuce on it. I try and balance his lunch and snacks, so that he is eating healthy. I think that is really important. I don't pack in yogurt or anything that has to be refrigerated, because there is no fridge in his class. You can also do grilled cheese sandwiches.

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