Other kids touching my daughters lunchbag

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2007 - 4:05am
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My PA daughter is in first grade. I've noticed that once in a while another child will grab at another's lunchbox or bag, including hers. She has a cloth (Vera Bradley) lunch bag. How worried would you be? Sometimes the girl right across from her eats a PB&J.

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2007 - 4:14am
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You know, I was wondering about lunch boxes because in the 504 outline is asks if you want your child's kept seperate. Unless I am missing something, wouldn't it be fine for them to be next to eachother, or even touched?? The food is inside in a ziplock etc... so the *actual* food isn't touching the box/bag....right?? I know there is a small chance there might be residue on the outside of the box/bag, but how likely is that, really(and is that why some keep them seperate??)?? I'm just honestly asking as well...for the time being I said Jake's lunch box(which he rarely takes anyways) can sit in the lunch wagon with the others(each class has a wagon they wheel down to the lunchroom) until a problem arises...then I have the option to change, but I don't see it being a problem. Our kids also are required to clean hands before heading to the lunchroom, so if they did pick up someones box/bag by mistake, they have clean hands....
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
[This message has been edited by chanda4 (edited March 16, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2007 - 4:33am
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Our school also has a place where all the classs lunch boxes are lept (a big tupperware basket). I don't have a problem with it. Ds has one that is vinyl outside - maybe that would make you feel better about it, if you could wipe it down every day?

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2007 - 10:50am
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I don't think it matters either. I think trying to find a way to prevent other kids from touching the outside of one chid's lunchbox is going to create more problems than it solves. We can drive ourselves crazy with the "what if"s, and in the long run I think it's safer for our own and our children's mental health to let it go when it comes to something like this. I mean no offense--I realize you're just looking for feedback, so that's my viewpoint.

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