Anyway, our DKs go to a local Danish school. We pay for school fruit (they get one piece a day at the first break) and school milk (which they get at lunchtime, which is around 11.30am). I make up their packed lunches the day before (ideally when I'm prepping dinner, because after dinner I'm dropping...) and they go in the fridge overnight. There is a large fridge in the corridor at school, with space for (our must-have Flylady stainless steel) water bottles and lunchboxes.
Here's what goes into a typical lunchbox:
- wholewheat roll or ryebread sandwich with Danish liverpâté, Danish meatball, Danish fishcake, salami, egg mayonnaise etc
- sometimes I use leftovers from dinner, like a slice of pizza, chicken drumsticks, tortilla wraps
- a couple of veggies (cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, fresh peapods, carrot sticks, you get the idea...)
- piece of ryebread with Danish fig topping or small packet of raisins, dried apricots, handful of peanuts
- piece of ryebread with thin slice of chocolate/chokolade pålæg (Fridays only, see previous blogpost!)
- sometimes a chunk of cheese
No crisps, chips, Danone yoghurts masquerading as healthy dairy snacks, sweets or biscuits. Though the occasional AllBran muffin (thanks to Kim @flybabyf) or brownie (kudos to Krista @luvschweetheart) have been known to get in there somehow...
Some nurseries/kindergartens even inspect kids packed lunches and confiscate the unhealthy stuff! :)
So hopefully you are beginning to see that, in general, these Danes are a pretty healthy lot. Darn. No chocolate for me before bed then... ;) Night!