I was wondering, do you prepare the meals your child eats at school or do you let them eat the school food?
I ask this because Laura's school is a 4 day week, she leaves at 6:45am and doesn't get home until 5:15pm, she also has to take Synthroid first thing in the morning and has to wait 1 hour to eat any types of food that contain soy, and 4 hours before she can take any type of vitamin or mineral supplement. She gets up in the morning between 5:30-5:45am on school days and by the time its time to leave for the bus she usually doesn't want any breakfast because she hasn't been out of bed very long.
The school here provides both breakfast and lunch to students and a healthy snack like raw veggies in the afternoon since they do have longer school hours. The school also follows whatever diet her Ped Endo has established for her. I do wonder though, does that mean its "healthy" food for her just because they count the carbs and only give her what she is allowed?
I'd just like to know which way you think it is better please.
Also another question I have for you is, how do you deal with holidays and birthday treats at school? Valentines Day is coming up and that means candy, with Laura newly diagnosed I'm not sure how to handle this either, I've tried to explain to her about no candy and junk food like cake and brownies and all that stuff but I don't know if she truly "gets it", any input is appreciated on both these questions…
Hugs & Luv,
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