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My Rant about the Hot Lunch Program

February 6th, 2014 at 09:01 pm

F gets hot lunch at school once a week. You have to order it a week in advance, but you can't order more than a month ahead, and they don't send you a confirmation. Well, it seems that I messed up the last online order (did I not press send? Have no idea what happened) and they didn't cash my check (because there wasn't an order online? but I didn't notice because our bank statements come on the 19th) and of course, I never got a confirmation (because they don't send confirmations). So I had no idea that F wouldn't be on the hot lunch list today.

Got a call from the teacher, and luckily she is awesome, and loves my daughter. She went over to 4th grade, and there were two kids absent who were signed up for hot lunch, so the teacher snagged one of those lunches. I love that teacher (and so does F!).

But I'm still pretty upset about it. I need to clear up next week now. I called the hot lunch people, but they haven't called me back.

To top it off, my digestive system is acting up again, and that is totally my fault (not half my fault like the hot lunch fiasco). Here is the short explanation of my Terrible Digestive System. I have two celiac genes, and I have an intolerance to lots and lots of foods because I also have lymphocytic microscopic colitis. Oh - and acid reflux (and probably hiatal hernia according to my doctor).

So I don't eat gluten, cow dairy, beef, pork, onions, raw vegetables. I shouldn't eat too many seeds. And eggs aren't as bad as those other things, but I have to limit the eggs. Or at least that's been my thinking. In hindsight, the egg reaction (and I won't describe it here, because, you know - TMI) has been getting worse. But I made pasta carbonara last night, and felt nauseated afterwards (just like last time - duh).

And now I am sitting here in pain fretting about hot lunch.

Thank you for letting me rant - I am going to go and lie down for a few mins. before I pick F up from school.

Oh wait - the good news: No Spend Day!

3 Responses to “My Rant about the Hot Lunch Program”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    That seems like an inefficient system. Might want to suggest to the district that they update it. Seems like basic IT

  2. Buendia Says:

    Gosh, you are not kidding... It's a private school, and I think a lot of parents have complained. I'll be PTA President next year, so I'll have the ear of the head of school - maybe he can encourage them to update!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    I agree, lousy lunch set-up!

    Hope you feel better. Smile

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