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    Packing food for beach trip?
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    The 7 year old is going to the beach with her camp tomorrow - they will be gone 8:30 am - 5 pm. No place to buy food so I've got to pack her up with lunch/snacks for the whole day.

    Any suggestions?

    iocasta responded:
    Every Wednesday is field trip day at Levi's camp and I have to pack a completely disposable lunch. This is what I pack for the day: a jam sandwich (the only kind of sandwich he will eat, at least it is homemade jam), a snack size bag of Pirate Booty, carrot and cucumber sticks, grapes or apple slices (coated with a little lemon juice to keep from browning), a clif fruit twist, a Little Debbie oatmeal pie, a caprisun juice pouch and a bottle of water.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to iocasta's response:
    You are awesome!

    Thanks for the details - I love me some Little Debbie!
    tbkittycat responded:
    How about some string cheese as well? Goldfish crackers. Graham crackers.
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to tbkittycat's response:
    It's 4 pm - the bus will get back around 6 - I want to see her now and hear about her day! I already called the park and they confirmed no one drowned, was eaten by a shark or was kidnapped

    Steph, I couldn't find those little debbies! Darn!

    For her I packed:
    String Cheese
    Snack bag of pirate booty
    graham crackers
    6 inch turkey/cheese wheat bread Subway sandwich
    cut up carrots/snap peas
    small bottle of lemonaid
    a ton of water.

    Her backpack weighed almost as much as she did!!!!
    Anon_130687 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thank you for all of these suggestions. My children start school at the end of the month and I have to pack lunches every morning.

    Anyone else pack a lunch (or two or three) every day for school?
    crunk05177 replied to Anon_130687's response:
    I pack my son lunch every morning for school. I would rather him not eat the nasty school food. I give him a sandwich, juice, a fruit and another snack that is a little "junky" like pretzels, goldfish, crackers, etc.

    He also has snack where he gets water and fruit.
    Me (29), DH (31), DS1 - Michael (5 1/2) and DS2 - Nathan (2 1/2 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)

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