During the briefing on 30th January 2013, we were handed a booklet of the kinder’s regulation and what draws me most is the kind of food that can and cannot be in a child’s lunch box.  The school promotes healthy diet and if possible parents are obligated to fill the child’s lunch box with fresh and healthy food – preferably home made.  Fruits – OK; bread with cheese – OK; pasta – OK; nasi lemak – KIV; bread with peanut butter and/or Nutella – CANNOT because it is full of sugar; biscuits – NO; crackers with cheese dip – Boleh lah.  Kids can only bring water to school – not even Milk because the school wants to instill the importance of keeping hydrated in children.  More healthy lunch box ideas can be found here: http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/parents-carers/healthy-eating-and-drinking/lunch-box-ideas.aspx  and this: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/kids+healthy+lunch+box+ideas.

One parent asked if the Tiny Teddy biscuits is allowed and apparently they are forbidden in the lunch boxes although it is written at the back of the packaging that the product complies with the school canteen requirement.  Reason being: they contain sugar which is harmful to the child’s teeth.

That day we brought food to kinder (albeit the short session) – didn’t have the picture here, alahai.  We brought bread with chicken salami and carrot sticks.  Of course the cikgu puji lah kan… because the food selection was tip-top healthy.  What was not very healthy is that the girl took only a bite and announced that she is FULL after that ONE BITE.  Huh? Apakah?

Apparently, this has to stay at home...  (Source: http://www.sanza.co.uk)

Apparently, this has to stay at home… (Source: http://www.sanza.co.uk)