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Often, I see parents packing 6 to 9 foods in a child’s lunch strategizing that “This way, there has to be SOMETHING in here they will eat”. In fact, packing too many items in too many containers or plastic bags is overwhelming for a child. Consider that once a child finds his way to his table in the school cafeteria, he has about 20 minutes left to eat. Too many choices, too many items to rummage through, too many options spilled out on the table before him can back-fire.
Keep it simple. Pack 3 to 4 things max. Try a one-step, easy-open container that has compartments for each food. Pre-cut the food into bite-size portions so kids can just grab it, eat it and chat with friends. “Grab and Gab” easy, simple lunches – that’s the best strategy!