22 November 2010

School Dinners Dilemma

My son has is almost halfway through his 1st year at school. Primary school seems to be the best place for him as he has grown and matured so much. He wakes up on the weekend asking if he is going to school. So to my surprise one day last week I was taken aside by the head dinner lady who was concerned. She advised me that he has not been eating his school dinners for the past 2 days.

My husband asked him why he was not eating the food and he said he did not like it. I asked what the food on offer was and was told sausages mash and vegetables. No wonder my son is refusing to eat the stuff. Luckily I have gotten a menu from the school and can see why sometime he does not like what is on offer.

The food served at the school is pretty much standard English foods. Some of which are very nice. They typically offer some Indian dishes too and each day there is a vegetarian option. At home my family eat traditional Jamaican foods.

I just do not know what is best to do. I have bought a lunch bag for my son just in case we have to change to packed lunches. Though I am so reluctant to switch as the English winter is brutally cold and I just want my son to have a hot meal in the day. What would you do?

2 comments:

  1. i love indian foods, they give me heartburn tho. sad story.

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  2. Is he allowed to bring in a flask? Maybe you can get the wide mouthed one so he can bring in food.

    On the other hand, it may be good to get him used to varied food from a young age. I cannot stand men who stick to basics and are not willing to try out new dishes.

    I had a date with this guy, we went to a Thai restaurant. I ordered green curry he ordered chicken fried rice. I was like 'try a bit', he said 'nah, I don't eat them things'. I asked if he liked pepper, coconut and chicken, he said yes. I said well that is all that is in the dish. He still refused to try it.

    There wasn't a second date. LOL

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