Since running my Mad Food Science lessons, I have been bombarded with questions from parents about what’s good, what’s not and whether I am planning on running workshops for parents. My truthful answer is I hadn’t thought about it, but given the demand, I’ve decided I will now!
One of the first Mad Food Science lessons I ran was for our daughter Indrani’s year 2 class. In the lead up to the lesson, I had parents tell me their children talk about how yummy Indrani’s lunch box is. This is likely to because of 2 reasons:
- She rarely has a sandwich in her lunchbox anymore. This is because we “crowded out”* gluten from her diet, after identifying how it was impacting her behaviour and anxiety levels. The result is she now has a lot of variety in her lunch box and more importantly, we are rarely on the receiving end of nuclear-meltdown-scale tantrums anymore!
- I also adopt the approach of packing a rainbow of foods a day – this makes her lunch box very colourful and visually appealing.
* Crowding Out is the process of replacing foods with other foods gradually until the undesireable food is “crowded out” of the diet by other, healthier foods.
Here’s a few pics of some of her lunch boxes:
Are you thinking: I don’t have time to make that kind of lunch box?
What if I told you that it takes me usually only 5 minutes to pull this together each morning?
I am serious! It’s taken me about 12 months to develop a system that allows me to pack a diverse healthy rainbow lunchbox that doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare each day. And yes, it has taken me about 12 months to migrate my family to healthy eating too – but it can be done. It’s all about baby steps.
I have a few questions for you:
- Do you want to know what combination of foods should be included in a lunch box?
- Do you want to know what foods help your child’s learning and improve behaviour?
- Does packing lunch boxes add stress to your morning?
- Would you like to know how you could pack a Hassle Free Healthy Lunch Box?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’d love to invite you to a Free Webinar all about making Hassle Free Healthy Lunch Boxes!
Hassle Free Healthy Lunch Boxes – A Free Webinar
Date: Wednesday 22nd January
Time: 8pm to 9.00pm
Cost: Free! I’d like to show my gratitude for you following me at The Root Cause, so I am gifting this webinar to you – that’s right, it’s 100% Free!
The webinar is the week before school starts back, so hopefully you should have some great tips to start the year back with lunch boxes.
In the webinar, we’ll cover things like:
- foods that can affect behaviour and learning
- why it’s important to reduce the amount of bread in your child’s diet
- what combination of foods make a healthy lunch box
- how to reduce the amount of time & stress in packing school lunches
Register for the Webinar:
To join The Root Cause Community on this webinar, simply register below. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learnt with you!