During the initial meetings, the supplier informed us that a number of NZ schools had now changed eating times, based on research. The brief explanation of extensive research and a number of schools is captured below… (We at Otaika Valley School can also benefit from these changed times).
We are so lucky Matilda’s family bought us so we can live on their farm!
We have a nice warm sty to live in. There is fresh hay on the floor and a big trough for our food.
We get milk from the cows to drink and then food scraps to eat.
We keep our sty very clean. We eat at the front, sleep on the right, and toilet at the back.
When the weather gets warmer we will be able to go outside to play in the paddock too!
Matilda told us she is getting Lunch by Libelle at school. We hoped that we could come to school to have lunch too. BUT we made such as mess in the car when we were bought AND we scared Matilda’s little sisters that we’re not allowed back in the car now.
This is what we looked like after a day at Matildas – still dirty but way cleaner than we were!!
Do you have some rules at your house for meal times?
Do you have to try everything on your plate?
We do and sometimes we get a surprise because the food we don’t think we’ll like is delicious!
Pickles isn’t very good at trying new food. The other day we had oranges. Pickles wouldn’t even try them! She told Rosie they were YUCK – AND ROSIE BELIEVED HER!!!
Poor Rosie was so hungry she didn’t try the oranges and she didn’t eat enough food. Half an hour later her tummy grumbled and grumbled.
Crystal suggested she tried the oranges to stop her tummy grumbling. Rosie did, she was nervous but she was so hungry. Do you know what? Rosie loved the oranges!!
She’s not going to believe Pickles again, she’s going to try for herself!
We also love to play hide and seek in the hay. This makes use burn up lots of energy.
Our next rule is we have to eat until our tummies are full.
When you are finished your lunch and your tummy is full, you need to put your rubbish in the bin.
We can eat any leftovers but only FOOD. We try EVERYTHING so if a yoghurt pottle gets in our bucket we’ll munch it up. Our teeth are very strong and can break plastic. BUT it will be sharp and cut our mouths and make us very sick.
Just scrap your leftover food into our orange buckets then put everything else into the box your lunches came in to be recycled.
School lunches will be our dessert – so a special treat. We do get enough food but we also like a little treat.
Please make sure you eat as much as you can before putting food in our bucket. We don’t go hungry and we don’t want you to be hungry because you gave us your food!
Please only give us the little bit at the end if your tummy really is full to the top!
You need energy to do your learning at school, food gives you that energy!
Matilda will take the buckets home each night and bring them back to school.
Enjoy your lunches and don’t forget to give everything a try because the menu sure does look delicious!!!