Lunchboxes - TIp One

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some fantastic lunchbox ideas from around the web, to make your life a little easier.

If you're like me, this job looms large each week.  As parents, we need to repeatedly show the kids what to eat.

Three quick lunchbox tips:

1.  Include a range of food groups:  fruits, vegetables, protein, starchy foods, dairy (or substitute).

2.  Is it easy to eat?  Can your child undo the lid?  Can they unwrap cling wrap? Is it spillable?  Where do they put the rubbish?  

3.  Prepare lunchbox ideas over the weekend.  No point opening the fridge on Monday morning and hoping that there is something there worth eating.

When the kids grow to upper primary, they can start to help you make lunches.  By the time my kids are at high school, they make their own lunches every day.  Possibly not to the standard I'm happy with, but this is how kids learn - by getting involved and taking responsibility for their food choices.  


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