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Epicure: Time for after-school snacks ... again!

Original post made on Sep 2, 2009

Growing up in Miami, my after-school snacks were often something juicy plucked from a backyard tree - a mango, banana, guava or such. To get more formal, my mother - who was rarely there when I arrived home from school, usually working - gave me clear instructions about what was allowed before dinner and what I could safely make on my own.

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Posted by Parent of a high school student, a resident of Danville
on Sep 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

The challenge of getting kids to eat well continues into high school. What suggestions do you have for bag lunches (with no insulation) for foods that will not spoil before lunch? This is a special challenge for kids with nut allergies!

Posted by Sharon, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Sep 2, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Hi Parent - I have the same problem with my kids and lunch! I packaged frozen fruit (pineapple, blueberries and peaches) in smaller bags and slip one in their lunch next to the sandwich to keep it cool. It does a pretty good job for awhile, and the fruit is defrosted by the time they eat. Hope this helps. My son is older and can go off campus so often ends up with sushi or a sandwich from Trader Joe's.

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