Packing lunch is empowering for kids!

Child is now no longer really a child and the chances of making lunch let alone having him pack a school lunch went out in about grade 4. However, I think that not only is this idea of GLAD a great one, it may very well mean you won’t get a full lunch box when the kids get home!

Perhaps it’s time to get the children involved in planning, prepping and making them. Invite them to join you in the kitchen and bond while you teach them to create their own school meals and hopefully educate them to make healthy eating choices too. You might even discover along the way that your kids enjoy the responsibility of being in charge of their food. Allowing kids to pack their own lunchboxes is empowering as they can choose a significant part of their diet, which goes a long way towards a healthy relationship with food and being in the kitchen. Plus, you could keep a notepad handy, for them to write down their ‘shopping list’ suggestions.

As always, GLAD is here to help you and your family. With the GLAD Zip Seal resealable sandwich bags, this is a cinch! Remember their Zip Seal® clever seal lets you know it’s sealed properly with their YELLOW AND BLUE MAKES GREEN technology.

Tips to help kids pack their own lunches (and don’t forget about yours):

  • Keep the pantry stocked with healthy staples such as nuts and dried fruit.
  • Create a “snack station” with pre-bagged snacks, in GLAD Zip Seal Snack Bags, for the whole family to grab from.
  • Keep school meals in mind when you make dinner because leftovers can be yummy the next day and help save food – GLAD loves leftovers!

All it takes is a touch of creativity and pre-planning, and the kids will love their new-found independence – it’s like shopping in mom’s kitchen! All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad. Please visit for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets.

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