Posted June 9, 2011on:
My goal is to help parents and older kids create fun lunches that encourage healthy long-term eating habits. Bento boxes are great for a few reasons. Portion control is key. Don’t make more food than little tummies can stomach. Make sure to include lots of fruits and vegetables. It can take up to 12 times for a child to grow accustomed to a new food so don’t be discouraged. Include little bits of something new to try whenever you can. One can reduce waste by using leftover from the pantry, refrigerator or freezer and introduce new foods at the same time. Most importantly, start out with something simple and have fun!