The importance of packing healthy school lunches
We get it! Packing lunch every day is TOUGH! Your kids are picky. Stuff you worked hard preparing comes home untouched. But even if your kids choose not to eat them sometimes, know that offering nutritious and healthy snacks made from real whole foods in your kids’ lunchboxes has huge benefits for your kids today and in the future!
(Note: If you are experiencing financial distress, lack of access to unprocessed foods, or are dealing with other challenges, just do your best for your family. Any food is better than no food.)
Improved Concentration and Learning:
The connection between nutrition and cognitive function is undeniable. Healthy snacks can lead to improved concentration, memory, and academic performance. Providing your children with healthy packed lunches is a great way to get the nutrients they need during the day as well as contributing to a good productive day at school!
Sustaining their Energy:
A balanced, healthy snack can prevent the energy crashes that often occur between meals, particularly in the classroom. Whole foods that are rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats can help provide a steady release of energy, helping children maintain focus and attention in the classroom. Our Happy Wolf snack bars for kids contain a variety of familiar, trusted ingredients like sunflower seed butter, pumpkin seed butter, oats, dates, and honey. These ingredients allow your kids to stay full and happy for longer!
Building Positive Eating Habits:
Introducing healthy snacks at a young age helps establish positive eating habits that can last a lifetime. Children can learn to appreciate the taste of fresh produce and whole foods, making them more likely to continue making nutritious choices as they grow. By exposing them to a variety of flavors and textures, you can play a vital role in shaping children's attitudes towards food. But it could take a while! It can take 10+ exposures to a food for a child to accept it. For some older toddlers and children, it can take more than 20+ exposures.
Packing healthy school lunches can be exhausting and expensive, but it’s worth it!