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What To Eat

Packing Your “Dinner” (Lunch)

Students at the turn of the last century did not have the luxury of a cafeteria in their school.  Most would not even return home for lunch.  Generally they would carry their lunch to school in a pail or cloth bag, which would be stored in the cloak room until dinner time.  The source of food was most likely from their own garden and barn so students relied on home-cooking and local produce. 

Food generally found in a student’s lunch might include:

  • Home- made bread or rolls;
  • Cold meats;
  • Meat sandwiches;
  • Muffins;
  • Special occasion – pies or tarts;
  • Hard boiled eggs;
  • Cheese;
  • Jams (no peanut butter).Oatmeal or gingerbread cookies, pickles, preserves;
  • Cut vegetables, (e.g. potatoes, carrots, celery);
  • Native fruit (e.g., apples, pears, plums, not oranges);
  • Cloth or brown paper wrapped around the food; and
  • A mason jar of milk, apple juice, lemonade or cider. 

Please Note:

We have a different class attending the Heritage Schoolhouse each day.  For the safety of our students we are a peanut/nut products free environment, please refrain from bringing peanuts/nut products in your lunches.





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