Yes, your kids can pack their own lunches. BUT . . .

You really do want to check them before they leave the house.  Not that there is anything wrong with an actually quite balanced and hearty meal consisting of ham, carrots, apple sauce, an apple, yogurt, and …

 

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bread-and-butter balls. “It’s just something I invented,” the kindergartner mentions casually.

And then we have this meal prepared by the third grader:

 

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who is willing to face the day knowing she has peanuts, two cold waffles, and a bag of tuna lurking in her cubby. Yeah, I checked her bag before she left. I added some green peppers and kissed her goodbye.  Because we all know that sometimes all it takes to make a day go bad is the wrong kind of lunch:

 

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