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    I have 2 boys in school, and lately they have been coming home
    complaining that they don't get enough to eat at school. I have seen
    the lunch trays, and it seems that there is not much food on them.
    The kids are not allowed to heat their lunch up at school. Does
    anybody have any ideas for keeping kids food warm??? I am tired of
    paying $1.65 for a lunch that does not even satisfy them, but I would
    like for them to have a hot meal.....any advice appreciated. THANKS!
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    I'd invest in a thermos and tinfoil. You can wrap your food(s) in
    the tin foil and place it in the thermos. You might have to do some
    weird cutting to make it fit, but it should work! Soups obviously
    just go directly into the thermos without the foil.
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    Re: Budget101.com : Question on kids lunches for school...



    I have seen thermos-type containers out there that you can microwave to heat
    up and then add food to keep it warm all day. My kids are not in school yet,
    but when they are, I plan to get some. I can't wait to hear everyone else's
    ideas!
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    A good thermos bottle is a great investment!! You can make all kinds of warm
    lunches in it. A lot of things besides soup can be kept warm in a
    thermos.Leftovers keep warm in a thermos. Meatloaf, chili, soup (of course),
    scalloped potatoes, stew, just about anything. Toss in some fruit, veggies and
    some type of bread and they will have a complete meal.
    My personal note is not to buy the cute little thermos bottles with the cartoon
    characters. They are not made of the same quality as the "working mans" thermos.
    They do not keep the food as warm for as long as an adults thermos.
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    The food thermos are great. The mouth of the jar is wider than that of a
    drink thermos so you can get a fork or spoon in there easily and scoop stuff
    out.
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    My daughter has a food thermos and takes soup or casseroles and stuff to
    school that are leftovers. It is a thermos that you put the food in and
    heat in the microwave and then put the lid on and it stays warm until lunch.
    It has worked out great for her.

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    I have the same thing go on here. I make her hot dogs and things
    and wrap them in foil and they stay pretty well. I tell you though,
    at least at our school, I can fix her a hamburger put it in a
    sandwich bag in her lunch bag and it will be just as warm as what
    she gets on that tray. They cook everything in the morning and it
    is brought out trays at a time so is not really that hot when she
    gets it. Instead of worrying about the warmth, with my daughter 8,
    I go for the nutrition and quality. She gets a meat or protein,
    fruit, dairy, and then I try to sneak in a veggetable (carrot sticks
    or something). I know it isn't popular for the high school crowd to
    take a lunch, but my son 15 is the one suffering with lack of food.
    Their trays are 1.95 for the same amount of food elementary gets for
    1.60. Since free and reduced lunches are only allowed trays, the
    line makes it where he has about 5 minutes to sit and eat by the
    time he gets the tray. The snack bar items are fast food (Taco
    Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway, Tom's Burgers) and is very high. We are
    giving him $4.00 a day to eat on, and that $80 a month is hard to
    give up. They have a closed campus, so he can't come home. Even at
    that, he eats something as soon as he hits the house. He has been
    taking fruit and chips, since he has zero hour that starts class at
    6:20a.m. and then baseball after school until 5:30 or 6:00.

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