I eat junk food and my kids eat junk food, just not all the time!
I was subbing today for the 4 year-old kindergarten class most of the kids packed their lunches because they didn't like what was in the lunchroom. As I walked around the table helping them open their lunch boxes I was AMAZED by what I saw. Each child had 2 "juice" boxes, a sandwich, a bag of chips (some kids had two bags) they each had a least two desserts and don't even get me started on the fruit chewy snacks those things are like crack for kids. I have never seen so many snack cakes and cookies in my life. How can parents expect their children to learn when they are on carb-overload and a sugar high? I packed our lunches today and my boys had A pack of cookies but they also had a healthy sandwich (whole-grain bread and turkey breast) one snack size baggie of fat-free chips and fruit. My boys tell me all the time that I don't buy the "cool" lunch foods and my response is TOUGH!
I'm always on the lookout for new lunch box ideas, what do you pack in your child's lunch?