Kids Eat Nutritious School Lunches Thanks to This Dad’s Secret
Ask any kid what their favorite subject in school is and they will grin ear to ear and tell you it’s lunch. While we grown-ups understand that lunch isn’t technically a subject, it’s the only thing on our children’s minds after about 9:30 a.m.
I remember growing up and feeling like lunch was the most important time of the day. It was the one thing in school other than the Book Mobile that I looked forward to. My friends and I swapped apples for raisins, PB&J for tuna salad, and chips for pretzels like it was our job. Lunch was a childhood phenomenon all on its own. From the characters on your lunchbox to whether you bought chocolate milk or had a juice box, lunch was life.
A lot has changed since the good old days when my BeeGees flip-top thermos were the talk of the town. Nowadays school lunches are overseen and scrutinized by The First Lady herself. Unfortunately, her attempt to make school lunches healthier, tastier, and more appealing to the masses was an epic failure. While Michelle Obama had good intentions, the kids weren’t buying it and started posting pictures of their “less than edible-looking” school lunches on Twitter with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama .
There is, however, a really cool Dad who runs a blog called Lunchbox Dad who knows just how to make lunch the event kids spend all morning looking forward to. Inspired by his kid’s latest interests, this dad made packing lunches into an art form. He creates movie characters out of food and packs it in lunches for his kids. He has made banana minions, unicorn sandwiches, and even has movie themed lunches. He says all of the extra work is more than worth it to make memories for his kids and provide them with a nutritious lunch.
Most parents I talk to, however, say that their kids buy lunches at the school because they simply don’t have the time to pack lunches during the hectic morning rush much less throw in a cast of characters made from carrots and hummus. We sympathize with parents and know ourselves how difficult it is trying to find time to get it all done.
Along with time constraints, parents I have spoken with voice concerns over the types of food being offered in their children’s cafeterias. I’ve eaten lunch at my children’s schools and have experienced first-hand what is being offered in cafeterias across the country. I have also seen how much food gets wasted because kids simply don’t like it. Imagine sending your child to school and trusting that they were going to be provided with a healthy, delicious, affordable lunch that they would thoroughly enjoy.
This is where The Lunch MOB comes into play. We are a unique company that works with area schools to help provide exceptionally healthy meals for kids. The Lunch MOB meals are freshly prepared every day and can range anywhere from your child’s favorite of PB&J to a soup and salad combination. With over 60 menu items to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone. Let us do the grocery shopping, planning, cooking, cleaning up, and delivery while all you have to do is place your order. Imagine how much better you would feel knowing your children were receiving proper nutrition during their busy day.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in incorporating into your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to go over our menu options, pricing, and any questions you may have. Don’t allow your children to settle for being served another meal that will end up in the garbage. Call The Lunch MOB today.
Photo’s of the cool lunches from LunchBoxDad.com