My 3 yo just started pre-school....and LOVES it.  However, she does not seem to be eating her lunch.  I send things I know she likes (or eats at home anyways), but most of it gets sent home at the end of the day.

 

They do not have the ability to heat up lunch at school, but I was wondering if anyone had success with using a thermos (or something similar) to keep lunches warm.  She devoured her chicked and rice at home last night, so I thought it was worth a shot.

 

Any suggestions?

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when i was in high school (many years ago) i used to bring leftovers for lunch and kept them in those insulated containers and they stayed warm. Not hot, but warm enough to eat. You just got to heat it up really hot right before putting in the lunch bag. There are a ton of things out there to keep things warm :-) try wal-mart or maybe even bed, bath and beyond for things like that. But they do work :-) It's worth a shot. Plus you can always experiement and try it out. Try it one night, put something in there hot, and leave it there for however many hours she'll be at school, then check it when it's that many hours away (say 4 hours). If it's warm enough to her liking, then your good to go haha

Great idea Rowan's mommy ;) I would say the same thing. Try getting those thermos's or something. I know we have one of those aluminum cups you can buy at walmart that has the characters on it. That thing amazes me. It has set in the hot car with ice water in it during Karate and when we came out the outside was warm but the inside was still ice cold with ice still in it! Maybe if you can find something like that it will work. 

I was always puzzled about the lunches when we moved here. Before in Georgia they provided hot lunches for the kids at daycare but here we would have to bring our own.. sandwiches do get old after awhile ;)

Rowan's~mommy said:

when i was in high school (many years ago) i used to bring leftovers for lunch and kept them in those insulated containers and they stayed warm. Not hot, but warm enough to eat. You just got to heat it up really hot right before putting in the lunch bag. There are a ton of things out there to keep things warm :-) try wal-mart or maybe even bed, bath and beyond for things like that. But they do work :-) It's worth a shot. Plus you can always experiement and try it out. Try it one night, put something in there hot, and leave it there for however many hours she'll be at school, then check it when it's that many hours away (say 4 hours). If it's warm enough to her liking, then your good to go haha

I bet that it has nothing to do with being warm or not. She is probably enjoying time with her friends and possibly talking as most kids do. How long does she have to eat? Probably not as long as she was used to at home. My kids get 25 minutes. That includes going to lunch and clean up. They have had to learn to get busy. Mine used to come home and not even opened their drinks. I was upset because it's way to long to go with out something to drink. They would always run out of time and were made to pack it up.

At first she was not eating due to excitement...but after the first week that changed.  Now, she is eating certain things out of her lunch, but not that much (Almonds, cheese, crackers).

it sounds like the teacher needs to make her eat maybe? when my daughter was in the lower grades the teachers made them eat whatever was packed in their lunchboxes., once they ate, then they could chatter and play

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