As academics and dietitians, we have a head start in making nutritious choices for our kids, but we also sometimes struggle with lunchboxes.
Even without a pandemic affecting our food supply chains, supporting a healthy diet for your whole family can be difficult.
Common issues include finding time to prepare food, making nutritious food appeal to kids, budgeting with the climbing price of fresh food after natural disasters, feeding picky eaters, buying sustainably, and reducing food waste.
On top of all that, there are considerations for food allergies and packing a lunchbox safely for food hygiene.
One way to improve kids’ nutrition at schools and reduce parental stress is to move to a system of providing children with school lunches.
Of course, this would come with a cost to taxpayers and, if adopted, would take time to implement.