My six year-old daughter is in Grade one and is Type 1 diabetic.
To make sure her blood sugar doesn't get too low, we ensure she has a 2 pm snack, and her teacher has been very flexible about helping her (thank goodness).
However, she is a very fussy eater and we are running out of ideas as to what to feed her so that she gets protein. We had planned to send a variety of nuts to school with her; however, a child in her class has a serious nut allergy and they won't allow nuts in the classroom. So now she is eating cheese every day. I am sure she will get sick of cheese pretty soon.
Any ideas as to what we can feed her (a source of protein) for her 2 pm snack?
hard boiled eggs
a slice of ham rolled up with a slice of cheese, maybe a little gherkin inside
melon or sticks wrapped in prosciutto
roast chicken "fingers"
snack size cottage cheese
little container of tuna
So what's wrong with a hard boiled egg if she likes them? And maybe with 2 wheat crackers to go with it?
I like pimento cheese too - maybe on several of that small square loaf of either rye or pumpernickel?
And a small sweet pickle to go with either. Yuuum!
You can reuse the small yogurt containers for these as well as for cottage cheese.
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Well nothing is wrong with hard boiled eggs. Very healthy. I just can't imagine that a child would like such a thing. I'd have to make it more moist, like deviled, but that would be difficult to take to school.
It just does not seem right to punish the rest of the class just for one person. Yes. I know that sounds cruel, especially due to the fatal nature of the allergy. I remember once, in my community, that one mother of an autistic kid insisted that the kid go to public school with kids his own age. That slowed the class down drastically. I know something has to be done. We are a compassionate society. People, even children, are acceptable of handicapped people and adapt to working with them fairly easily. Handicap people seem to have more fortitude that the non-handicapped. More discipline. Things I would like to see in all people, especially myself. I think that education, starting at an early age, would go far in correcting the balance.