Smart Kids Make Smart Food Choices
Empower your little ones by helping them prepare healthy snacks
The learning needn’t stop the moment your kids get home from school. In fact, it extends to the comfort and confines of your home. The fundamental skill sets and values are often taught in the most nurturing and communal nook of the house: its kitchen.
All you need to do is come up with a plan for empowering your little ones to be up to the task.
1. Set a schedule each day. It can be before or after dinner, or earlier in the morning before they leave for school. It’s a tried and tested way to nurture your little ones while showing them how to become self-sufficient.
2. Teach them first. For toddlers who can’t handle the knife yet, prep ingredients for them and simply guide them with selecting what to pack in sandwich bags and food containers. As they grow into the habit, you’ll see your child become more assertive with their tastes and choices.
3. Create a lunch packing station on the kitchen counter. Set a little stepping stool if your child can’t quite reach the surface, and help illustrate for them the elements of a healthy lunch. Protein like chicken, eggs, or roast beef can come in a sandwich. A generous serving of vegetables can be spiced and herbed to taste more interesting. Have them pack fruits instead of candies and crackers. And don’t forget one little cheat snack as a reward for a good day.
4. Go shopping with your kids. Guide them one-on-one around the supermarket so they see which ingredients go into their food before they’re cooked and prepped inside their lunchboxes. Better yet, give them the option of picking their packaging. Seeing their favorite Disney characters and princesses on Glad’s collection of sandwich bags and containers livens up any lunch, and gets them excited about school the next day.
Princesses, Cars, and Toy Story sandwich bags
Frozen mini snack container
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Cars variety containers
Cars mini snack container
Cars snack container