Do your kids have a problem eating all the lunch you pack for them? Try letting them pack their own (or at least help). Make your own food group flash cards for simple, easy mornings!
Over at Tied To My Apron Strings, Alanna was looking to help her children choose healthy lunch options that they were interested in eating. So she took to the internet and found a few photos of tasty foods that fall into the USDA's food pyramid and pulled out the scissors.
Several flash cards later she was in business and now both her children are able to pick out what they want to eat that day. She makes sure they include something from each food group and if they don't eat their main course each day (which is protein and energy packed) then there's no snack choice for them the next day.
We think it's a great system, even if they're not old enough to read, the pictures make it a snap to give them a little more control without feeling frustrated that their lunch boxes are coming home half full.
• Read more on the project over at Tied To My Apron Strings
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