5 ways to get your kid to eat lunch box
Does your kid keeps coming back from school or kindergarten with untouched or less than half eaten lunch box? Than I can understand your frustration. Therefore, I hope that these tips would help you finding out the reason and solution for having this issue and finally getting your kid to eat lunch box.
1. Mix food up.
Despite that, some of you would argue about mixing the food up. You would probably say that my kid’s range of food that he eats is very limited, which means that he won’t eat mixed food. However, there are many options, alternatives and forms of food to choose from. From my experience having a picky eater at home, I manage to find the alternative things that he likes and prepare his lunch box with a variety of food. As an example could be veggies, that he doesn’t eat. Despite that, I managed to “hide” veggies in the food, e.g. by making veggie-fruit-based pancakes, or hiding shredded veggies in his sandwiches or wraps.
Finally, with a little bit of practice mixing food up, it will not be that challenging as at the beginning, contrary, very easy to prepare. You will be surprised at what you can find out. Thus, change the main dish everyday, provide with variety of fruits, vegetables, toppings for the sandwiches and get creative with the options. Planing kids weekly lunch box menu would be also very helpful to save some time and be less stressed thinking about the content.
2. Put the food that he likes.
3. Make finger friendly, not runny or sticky food.
4. Easy to open lunch box.
It might sound silly, however, because of the attributes lunch box having, the way it is produced or putting to much of food in the lunch box can cause difficulties to open that, therefore, your kid might not be eating the food at all. Suggestion for this issue is to practice with your kid opening it and it’s containers, before launching it to the school or kindergarten.
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5. Involve kid into process.
All kids love when they are given a chance to choose from. Food is not an exception. Continuously, this increases the chances of your kid eating his lunch box. My suggestion would be to give him 2 or 3 options of food to choose from, e.g. offering 2 fruits or sandwiches toppings to pick from. In addition, you may also include your kid into assembling and packing processes. Finally, having a little bit of control preparing and packing the food boost kid’s self-confidence which also increases possibility that food will be eaten.