Lunch#7: Today, I have prepared a whole wheat tortilla (left over from dinner this week) with cream cheese, sliced apple, raisins, and shredded carrots. Additionally, Ava will have Just Raspberries (dehydrated raspberries), nectarine and apple slices, carrot sticks, and ants on a log (celery, crunchy peanut butter, with raisins).
Feedback from Lunch#6 (Thursday, 8/26/10): As indicated, Ava’s Auntie M. visited her for lunch on Thursday. That provided some interesting insight into what goes on in the lunch room at school. First she noticed that about 25 kids brought their lunch (and generally most of those lunches seemed pretty well balanced), while the rest of the 110 kindergartners bought lunch from the cafeteria. Auntie M. noted that the cafeteria food was very unappealing in appearance and that most of the children did not eat the bulk of their lunch; those who had french toast sticks and string cheese ate more, while those with spaghetti casserole seemed to stick mainly to their fruit cups.
Unfortunately, Ava was feeling a wee bit worse than yesterday. She continued to have a sore throat and not much of an appetite. However, since her temperature was fine, she went to school. That said, even though her lunch contained items she typically enjoys, she did not eat much. She finished her fruit, Annie’s Bunny Grahams, and some of her sandwich.
There is definitely a virus moving through the kindergarten crowd. Earlier in the week, Ava’s friend, “P,” had a sore throat. Rest, relaxation, and lots of fluids were priority one for Ava last evening.
Dinner was homemade “medicine soup” (organic gluten-free chicken noodle soup) for Ava; she managed to eat a small bowl full. Hopefully, she will feel better today, and continue to improve over the weekend.
What Ava is NOT Have for Lunch: According to the school district’s menu, children buying their lunch from the cafeteria have a choice of Max Pizza Sticks & Sauce, or Tatertot Casserole & Bread with Spinach Salad, and Broccoli & Cauliflower.
Just 168 more lunches to go…