Encourage your children to eat healthier, while also getting them involved in packing their own school lunches. Home-packed lunches are healthier when kids help, study shows. To learn more about how you and your child can create healthy home-packed lunches, just keep reading.
Did you know that a new study confirmed that when children help pack their school lunch, they actually include healthier options? When children pack their lunches, they are more likely to include fruits and vegetables. This study, performed on California families by a researcher at the University of Illinois, found that lunches packed with a child’s help “contained more fruits and vegetables across the week and additional servings of vegetables on Mondays.”
When a child helps their parent pack their lunch, they offer their input as to which fruits and vegetables they actually want to eat. You may be surprised by your child’s choices!
The study also showed that children were more likely to pack larger amounts of fruit when participating in the packing process. Not only does this help children stay healthy, but it also takes the stress off of the parent. When your child helps pack their school lunch, you can feel more relaxed because you have one less thing to worry about.
Packing lunches isn’t always easy, especially if you have a picky eater. One way to switch up your child’s lunch and make things more exciting is by including The Famous Meatballers meatballs! Our hardy meatballs are fully cooked, all you have to do is heat and serve them. Add some meatballs to your child’s lunch for a home-cooked taste that is quick and convenient. Your picky eater will love the spices and sauce we include in our meatball recipe.
Packing your child’s lunch with their input is a great way to make their diet healthier, while also bonding with one another and teaching responsibility. Consider including The Famous Meatballers meatballs in your child’s lunch! To place an order, you can call us at 877-990-5580. You can also find our meatballs in grocery stores in New York City and Connecticut.