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mouse's picture mouse

For the longest time, I was dutifully putting fruit into Scooter's lunchbox... and then throwing it away in the afternoon. I finally accepted that it is best to put in a selection of carbs he's willing to eat and then feed him a large snack when he comes home. Our current triumph is that he'll eat a ThinkThin protein bar at school. He thinks he's getting a chocolate candy bar, we're getting 20 grams of protein into him. (The name is ironic to me, since they do more to get calories into him than help him lose weight!)

I'm so with you on taking the triumphs where they come and definitely know about those changes in perspective!

Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

Yay to eating lunch! And to small victories, in a big way!!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath


Perspective is a glorious thing...! Mouse, I used to do the same thing--put grapes or blueberries in L.'s box and then throw them out at the end of the day. I think I was putting the fruit in his box more for appearance-sake!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Caloric intake! Sitting with friends! Chatting! All good things. What struck me is how glad I am that his teachers aren't trying to stop it. If it works, let it be. You can lay low until the right moment strikes to try and encourage him to eat it with friends. But it may be a long while before that happens. For now, success!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

His teachers have been amazing this year--his fourth grade teacher is just great, and the resource teachers have really pulled through for us. I'm not sure what's happened, but it's as if everything has clicked for them as far as how to help L. the best.