Mea Diua wrote:
Even if a parent packs a lunch doesn't necessarily mean the child will eat it.
My mum works as a lunch supervisor at my old middle school and she always sees kids throwing out their whole lunch. Then they either buy a burger or they just don't eat.
She always says she'd rather us bring something home if we don't like it 'cause then at least she knows we don't like it and there's no point in packing it if we're just gonna throw it out. Then, she tries to find out what we do like so she can pack us that. For example, she would give me juice in one of those tuperwear sippy cup things. At 13, I did not want to drink out of a sippy cup. So she started buying me juice boxes instead but made sure they were healthy ones.
Honestly, kids are going to like at least something from each food group. My brother was the pickiest eater ever especially with fruit but the few fruits he did like were oranges, raspberries, and strawberries so my mum would just give him a shit load of oranges, raspberries, and strawberries.