Ever wonder how to facilitate your child's lunch time? Nancy Yen from OmieLife has a few ideas!
Have you ever opened up your child’s lunchbox only to discover that he’s eaten next to nothing? All of us parents worry at one point or another whether our kids are eating enough, especially when they’re at school and we can’t remind them to stop and recharge.
In developing OmieBox, I have visited countless schools and playgrounds to watch kids at lunchtime. Here are some easy tips that can help your kids eat better and more independently at school:
Pack lunch into multi-compartment container so that kids can see all their food at once. Lunchtime is short and kids often don’t have the patience to open several small containers. Put everything in front of them in a tray format so they can spend more time eating, and less time setting up / cleaning up.
Cut food into bite sized portions. Instead of putting in a whole apple, try cutting it into slices. Children find this a lot easier to eat, especially when they’re on the go. Have some leftover kebab or popsicle sticks? Make fruit and veggies skewers – they look good and they’re easy to eat.
Use containers that are easy for kids to open. It’s not always easy to get help at lunchtime, so make sure you use containers that kids can easily open on their own, without having to flag down a teacher.
Do you have any tips for easing the lunch process for your child? Send us a note, and thanks for reading!
About Nancy Yen:
Nancy is the founder of OmieLife, and developed the OmieBox after realizing there must be a better way to pack lunches for her young sons. She enjoys challenging conventional wisdom, and is always looking for a better way to do things.