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Briar Woods school lunches- what does YOUR kid say?

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by redon1, Oct 4, 2013.

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Waht's your child's opinion of the Briar Woods High School lunches?

  1. No complaints

    11.1%
  2. Likes some or all of them so far

    22.2%
  3. Never had them, always brown bags it

    27.8%
  4. thinks the portions are too small

    22.2%
  5. thinks they are gross and inedible

    44.4%
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  1. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    Hello all- just curious about other BWHS kids' opinions on the school lunches- what is your kid's opinion? too small? tasteless? nasty? fatty? gross? like them just fine?

    my son HATES them, and he's NOT a picky eater. Is it just him, or do other kids hate the lunches too?
     
  2. cobymom

    cobymom Sheila Ryan

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    My son has no complaints, but if he did, I'd just pack a lunch for him....
     
  3. MamaBear

    MamaBear New Member

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    My son who is a junior can't stand the lunches, he brown bags it.
     
  4. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    I enjoy making his lunch every day- but I do hate the fact that it's because most days the school doesn't provide a lunch that he can stomach. He can only eat so many salads, and that's only when the lettuc is fresh. He's not a picky eater at ALL, but he doesn't like crappy tasting food. it's our fault- we never should have let him taste the difference between fresh fruits and veggies over canned, and local freshly butchered meats over safeway pink slime "beef", and chicken breasts over chicken nuggets ... lol :oops: he was soooo much cheaper before he developed a palate!

    don't get me wrong- he'll eat junk food like any teenager, but mushy pasta, fatty chicken chunks, and tasteless mystery meat aren't his bag.
     
  5. Che11ez

    Che11ez Active Member

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    I have my own opinion with the public school lunches...they try to promote healthy food, but offer ice cream, chips, crackers; along with other snack foods. *smh*
     
  6. Silly Yak

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    My daughter stated that there is not enough time to eat if she buys, so packing is more of a need.
     
  7. jwf

    jwf Active Member

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    My stepson left school everyday to eat at McDonalds and apparently no one at the school cared that students were just walking out whenever they felt like it.
     
  8. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    Where is the McDonalds? I'm not that familiar with the Brambleton area but don't know of any fast food places within walking distance that one could get to and back in time.
     
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  9. jwf

    jwf Active Member

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    I can only assume the one on the Giant plaza. They can go anywhere they want apparently. I have no idea. That is what he told me. I couldn't care less if it was down the street or the next town over. All I cared about was he was not in school and no one at the school seemed to care.
     
  10. diana5869

    diana5869 Member

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    As an employee at the high school, if they get caught leaving campus, they will receive Saturday detention. That being said, there are a lot of doors in the school and kids do tend to try to sneak out. Don't let your kids tell you they are allowed to leave for lunch, they are not.
     
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  11. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Must be something unenforced. Kids regularly and frequently leave the school for lunch. (I've had/have 3 kids there). Haven't heard of any detention handed out.
     
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  12. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    healthy food does no one any good if it's in the trash. :eek: healthy is just one part of an equation, it has to taste, smell and look good. the pasta can't be overcooked mush or crunchy overly al dente. the meat sauce can't smell like vomit without a real tomato in sight. it's unrealistic and too expensive to feed them organic, local fruits and veggies, but a kid who eats those at home won't like the lower quality produce- that's MY kid's problem. besides if I'm feeding my kid healthy food at home, I'm not stressed out if he eats ice creams or cookies at school. a little junk won't kill him.

    if we parents do our jobs at home, kids eating school lunches are not a threat, and if the kid doesn't like the school lunches, we'll save a lot of money making them lucnhes from homr.
    win WIN.
     
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  13. Mary

    Mary New Member

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    That is exactly right.
     
  14. Audrey

    Audrey Member

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    My son complains a lot about the bad tasting food at BWHS. Apparently the odds of getting gristle or something gross in the chicken nuggets is at least 1 in 4; he says it's like Russian Roulette. I try to find the time to keep sandwich stuff stocked at home, but I think more often than not he's still eating the BWHS food. I believe it has changed for the worse since the beginning of last year; he used to say it was pretty good after the ERMS food.
     

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