If you are a nanny or parent you should consider colouring your lunchbox and childcare Nutrition. It’s hardly rocket science, but not surprisingly some parents, and possibly a few nannies, who shall remain nameless ;-), may need a little inspiration when it comes to exploring the possibilities as to what is healthy for their precious little ones to eat for lunch; that’s 5 times a week, every week. Can we hear someone saying ‘yes but my little Amani, she is a picky eater’, or ‘my darling Dylan goes to a nut free school’, or even, ‘Felix is fine, he is just a very slow eater’?
The good news is that you don’t need a masters degree to raise healthy kids. We know you are not Celebrity chefs, and we are not nutritional guru’s, however we have put together some simple ideas that we think will take the stress out of re thinking your lunchbox menus. Following some basic guidelines you can help yourself and encourage your kids to eat better, maintain a healthy weight, and help to enhance their concentration at school.
A few quick rules:
That’s it!! Now lets put together some exciting, satisfying lunch boxes for the week.
Colouring Your Lunchbox – Niche Nannies Lunchbox Menus:
Monday: Can you name all of the ingredients of this colourful children’s lunchbox?
This lunch was submitted by a parent who said that now, her children eat almost anything and love that the lunch box always has a surprise inside. These are only suggestions, colouring your lunchbox – Childcare nutrition is based on what our nannies and parents have told us their children or the children in their charge like to eat.
We now know that food is one of the most valuable tools for enabling and influencing a child’s future health, well being and lifestyle choices. It relates to every child in your school as everybody has to eat and drink. It is the basis of so many other topics about health, concentration as well as learning opportunities and the best part is, it can engage absolutely everybody, both young and old.
The key to success is to find some variety in the menus you choose, different colours, shapes and textures that will encourage the young to eat more fruits and vegetables as well. Do you have a suggestion for a healthy lunchbox?
Part two will be coming soon. Have a great lunchtime!