Can you make a nutritional lunch that a child will like? By Janis Cox



We were taught nutrition in school. We thought we knew it well. Then came the ads – sugared cereals, sugared snacks, pop. Then came the coverups – nutritional snacks (packed with added sugars); healthy snacks (packed with added sugars).


Parents are being brainwashed. It is time to get back to real nutritional sources – real food.


What is real food? That’s the stuff that is grown – the plants that God gave us. That’s where we need to start with our basic foods.


Have you been down the food aisles lately? I couldn’t believe the cereal aisle. Right at eye level were the sugar-packed ones with cute cartoons or TV characters. Read the labels – how much sugar? Then in the crackers section – nutritional bars? Huh? It can’t be – yes – sugar. There are so many names for sugar. Here is a meme I found on line.





I read an interesting report the other day about how big business confused the truth. Here is an interesting report on how the sugar industry paid research to make things favourable for sugar companies.


My daughter felt she needed to give her son, who is starting school this year, good healthy nutrition breaks. There is a great rule in their junior kindergarten class – we share lots of things but never our food. You won’t see nuts in any of her meals either as some children have allergies.


Here is an example of my grandson’s two nutritional break boxes. By using these snack boxes and silicone cups she can give variety, colour and nutrition to his breaks.






These lunch boxes have feta, tomato, cucumber salad; cantaloupe, croissant with ham and cheese; rye crackers with cheese; orange slices; carrots; raisins. These are very satisfying and healthy for a 4 year old. He eats them all up. Water is the only drink he takes. We don’t need anything else.


You can find the lunch boxes and silicone cups at these locations. Walmart – Lunch Blox

Silicone Cups.


Besides being addictive sugar is unhealthy.


Be kind to your kids – give them healthy foods and snacks and you will initiate a discipline that will serve them well into adulthood.




About Janis

In 2001, Janis gave her life to Christ. She started journaling as a way to organize her thoughts, feelings, and prayers. She is a member of two cross-Canadian Christian writers’ groups, The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship. In 2012 she published an award-winning children’s book, Tadeo TurtleHer new book, The Kingdom of Thrim, was published June 2016.
She podcasts on Hope Stream Radio, an Internet radio station. Her talk Growing Through God’s Word can be heard each Tuesday.
Janis loves to tell others about what God has done and is doing in her life.
Janis can be reached on her website, Growing Through God’s Word and on FacebookPinterest and Twitter.
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