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Tips on Getting Your Child to Eat Healthier

Encouraging your child to eat more healthily can be a challenge, most of us have been there!! But using bento boxes can make mealtime more fun and interesting. Here are some tips on how to get your child to eat healthier with bento boxes:

  1. Get your child involved: Let your child help choose the foods they want in their bento box. Take them grocery shopping with you and let them pick out some healthy options that they enjoy. Make a big deal out of it when they choose the healthy items.

  2. Use colourful and appealing foods: Children are more likely to eat foods that are colourful and visually appealing. Use a variety of fruits and vegetables in different colours to make the bento box look more appealing.

  3. Balance the food groups: Make sure to include a variety of food groups in the bento box, such as protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. This will help ensure your child gets a well-rounded and balanced meal.

  4. Keep portions small: Use smaller containers in the bento box to keep portions small and manageable for your child. This will help prevent overeating and promote healthy eating habits.

  5. Make it fun: Use cookie cutters to shape fruits and vegetables into fun shapes, or arrange the food in a creative way to make it more interesting and appealing to your child.

  6. Be consistent: Pack a bento box every day and encourage your child to try new foods regularly. Over time, your child may develop a taste for healthier options and be more willing to try new things.

Remember to be patient and consistent in your efforts to encourage healthy eating habits. With time and practice, your child may learn to enjoy a variety of healthy foods.