I just watched the preview. I think that school lunches are about the bottom line, not what is healthy for kids.
Tambi, even when my kids were really young I avoided the kid menu as much as possible. When they were toddlers my dh and I would just ask for a plate and give them part of our dinners. This was great for us too! lol As they got older we would have them split a meal or order an appetizer as a meal. Now they usually order a regular item, and just bring a portion home.
We eat hot dogs and pizza too, but like you we control what kind/type. I have to say that Jamie is on the right track, and some dishes can be over-hauled (Like Meg here on Spark) to incorporate favorites in a healthy manner.
It's amazing how protective people are of their food! Guess it's because it helps us identify who we are; an integral part of our culture.
Tina, in Japan it's very common to try and eat at least 20 different things with each meal. The variety of food is amazing.
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