Back to school means packing a lunch. Parents hate making school lunches. 55% of moms responding to a survey last year went so far as to say that the thought stresses them out.
Picky eaters, school rules, and packing it up in the morning rush all factor in to the stress of making your kid a school lunch. Toss in those Alpha Moms with the bento box magic, or the Doodling Dads with their creative sandwich bags, and all of a sudden noon hour is a tougher competition than trying to get in to the best college.
With all the stress of making a school lunch, it can be understood why parents choose the path of least resistance. Processed and packaged foods get tossed in the backpack, or the fee for the school lunch programs gets paid to make it all go away.
But lunch is an important meal to keep kids focused throughout the day. According to ChoiceUSA.net, school lunch can be up to 1/2 of a child’s nutrition for the entire day. Making a healthy, balanced meal for their midday break will help them succeed.
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