In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Gillian Fein, founder of LaLa Lunchbox, all about back to school lunchboxes and how to think outside the lunchbox rut.
Gillian shares tips on infusing creativity into lunchboxes, thinking outside of the box and trying something new with your kids’ lunches without spending a lot of time. She also shares tips on creating a balanced lunch and dealing with food allergies.
Gillian is a mom to three kids, grew up in a food family and has a real passion for helping develop the mindful eaters of tomorrow.
Her app, LaLa Lunchbox, is a best-selling meal planning app for families and the only one that involves kids in the process of choosing their foods.
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- 2:17 Welcome, Gillian!
- 6:36 Inspiration Behind LaLa Lunchbox App
- 13:22 How to Infuse Creativity into Lunchboxes
- 14:45 Sweets in the Lunchbox
- 20:02 Allergy-friendly Ideas through Lala Lunchbox App
- 25:55 Lunchboxes: Sticking to What Works VS Trying New Things
- 27 Non Sandwich Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School
- 70+ Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids
- The Ultimate Guide to Packing Healthy Lunchboxes
- The Best Lunchboxes for Kids
- Fun Fruit & Veggie Shapes for the Lunchbox
- LaLa Lunchbox App
- Connect with Gillian: Check out her website or follow on Instagram
Other Podcast Episodes to Check Out:
- Episode 20: Packing School Lunches for Kids & Teens
- Episode 8: Anxiety Around Back to School
- Episode 7: Lunchbox Meal Prep
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Transcript for Episode 33
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Welcome to the healthy family project by produce for kids covering the hot topics in the world of health,
food and family with a dose of fun. Hey everyone, welcome back. Today we are talking lunchboxes
thinking outside of the lunchbox right. Oftentimes as we head back into school, we have high
expectations of nutritious lunch boxes that our family will be packing all year. And after some time we fall
into a rut. I know I do myself, looking for something different to pack and some ideas and inspiration. So
today we are talking to Gillian Fein, founder of Lala lunchbox and content creator for the Lola lunchbox,
Instagram, which if you don’t follow her on Instagram, do it the her the inspiration there is amazing. So
I’ve known Gillian for a few years now. She has her app, and I’ve kind of followed along in her journey.
We love partnering with her. She shares in a similar mission that we have here at produce for kids. I’m
always excited to see what creative lunchboxes or ideas she’s sharing. And then of course, using her
app, which is she’ll talk about once we start chatting. So she is also the mom of three and grew up in a
food family and has a real passion for helping develop the mindful eaters of tomorrow. Let’s talk to Gillian
welcome, Jillian, it’s great to have you on the show today, especially with school kicking off for schools
across the country all month. We love your Instagram account. Always fun to follow along with you, and
your creative and amazing lunchboxes, and you’re also the creator of a really cool app for families who
want to be more thoughtful about lunch. Can you tell us a little bit about you and what inspired you to do
what you do?
Well, hi, thank you so much for inviting me. I am honored. I’m so yeah, I I mean, I guess the biggest
inspiration for my job is my family. But I do have a background in UX design, and web design. And after
that career, I went to get my MBA and I I transitioned into public health on the business side of public
health. And I started working on an app concept about meal planning and lunchbox packing. For
because of my daughter, she was then going to school full time and needed a packed lunchbox. And it
started out as just a little, you know, pet project that she and I did together and I got it just kind of
bombarded by other parents about it. And so I started designing what would become the lava lunchbox
app about eight years ago, and at the time, I was pregnant with my second kid, I have three kids. And it
took a while to build and design the app. And I did all of the user design and the concept myself. And fast
forward a few months. My second kid was about nine months old. And we had an accident in the home.
My babysitter at the time. Left him on a table unattended and he rolled off and long story short, I was not
given the opportunity to work flexibly at my job in public health. While I kind of picked up the pieces, my
son was totally okay, thank goodness, I obviously fired my babysitter. But yeah, I wasn’t given any
flexibility in my job. And and so it was, you know, a difficult choice but an easy one. I quit my job. And the
the app project that I had been working on on the side became my full time focus. And you know,
honestly, I’ve never looked back. So yeah, shortly after that. I launched the LA lunchbox app. And it’s
been quite a ride. I mean, I couldn’t be happier. I’m doing what I love and the app has been in the New
York Times and Parents Magazine and the Washington Post and Martha Stewart and Scholastic. And it’s
been great. I mean, I really I can’t complain. And it’s so funny how, sometimes the things that are just
crappy in life end up with a happy ending, you know? So, yeah, that’s what inspired me.
That’s, you know, and I have found now having the podcast for a little over a year that so many of the
guests that come on their inspiration is there’s a problem, you know, and that says how we how we solve
it, like they see the need for for this, you know, whether it be their other parents are having a similar
problem. And that has truly been what has inspired people. And, you know, it’s unfortunate that that, you
know, you your family had to deal with that accident. But at the same time, like you said, the universe, I
think, probably pushes us through some things so that we come out on the other side, and, you know,
kind of get to flourish. And so that is a wonderful, wonderful story. And of course, very glad that that your
son was not injured. So, alright, well, so I guess my my next question, you kind of answered a little bit of
what inspired you to create the app. Now maybe tell us how the app can help families with lunchbox
packing headaches. I know many of us, especially now heading back into back to school or are thinking
oh, my gosh, I have to go back and down this path.
Yeah, so I mean, the original inspiration came because my daughter, as I said, needed a packed lunch.
And I grew up in a food house. My mom is a food writer. And I’m a cookbook author, and she ran a
cooking school when I was little. So food is like in my blood. So cool. When I was sending my daughter
off to school for the first time, I wanted her to have, of course, a balanced healthy lunch. But I also
wanted her to have some choice in the matter and a voice in what she ate. Because, I mean, if you think
about it, like when you go out to a restaurant, you know, do you want someone ordering for you? Right,
exactly? Probably not. Right. So I mean, for me, part of the concept behind it was offering my child a
voice in what she ate. And what I found was that, you know, even before I built the app, we had a system
on paper that did exactly what the app does. And what I found was that she felt really empowered, and
independent, having a voice in her lunch. And of course, all of the choices that she was offered were
curated by me. So as the parent, I always retained on the percent control over what was available to her.
And she chose from that. So there’s a division of responsibility built in there. And what I found with the
app and building the app was that it’s very visual environment. And it also helped at that point, with my
daughter’s emerging reading skills. So you know, how can it help families with lunch, packing headaches,
you know, frankly, it’s, it’s just a very visual way to get kids involved in what they’re, they’re eating and to
get them excited about it. And study after study has shown that when kids have a voice in what they eat,
that empowerment translates into less food waste, and more general excitement to, you know, move
past a comfort zone of what you’re eating. So, you know, when I’ve talked to dieticians, and pediatricians
along the way, what I’ve heard, and you know, it’s very validating, frankly, is that, that kind of
empowerment, and visual variety, helps get kids out of a picky eating. Right. So, you know, I absolutely
think that, that giving kids the power and the voice and the independence can help with a variety of
things. And, you know, as a side note, it definitely takes the pressure off of parents to reinvent the wheel
day after day, right? Like, parents feel this pressure to make a great lunch every day. And sometimes
their kids want the same thing like several times a week and
mine, you know, I have one of those where I keep thinking, oh my gosh, I feel so bad. I keep giving her
the same thing, but it’s exactly what she wants.
Yeah, I mean, you know, look, I’m not a I’m not a dietitian, but i As long as it’s balanced and your kid is
getting, you know an overall plethora of vitamins and nutrients from the food that he or she is eating?
You know, I don’t I don’t see any problem in repetition. I think sometimes parents feel bored with the
lunches that they’re packing themselves for their kids, but the kids aren’t necessarily bored. Right, right.
So, you know, I think that I think that involving the kids in the process takes some of the pressure off of
parents. And it helps kids be more involved in the process. And look, I mean, I’m, I’m on a path to help
grow the next generation of healthy eaters. And, you know, I’m doing it with very simple, straightforward,
fun technology. But you know, I think that the goal in packing lunch, and packing, you know, any meal,
really feeding any meal is to help kind of broaden the horizons for kids and their eating habits. And, you
know, this is one way to achieve that.
Well, and I think to parents, you know, it’s always a worry or concern, you know, are my kids actually
eating the lunch, you know, you hear these stories from teachers who, you know, work are in the
cafeterias. And it’s like, oh, my gosh, if you could just see the amount of food that these kids are putting
into the trash, you know, so it’s like, okay, you’re, you need to have energy and brainpower all day. But if
you’re tossing your lunch, so I think, you know, truly, empowering them to be a part of that process is
really a great way to ensure that they’re eating it. And you know, even like I mentioned, my, my youngest
daughter, who’s a little more selective, she, like, she’ll make her salsa at the beginning of the week, she
likes switches kind of funny, but she, the eight year old, makes her salsa, but she loves it, it’s one of her
things, it’s like one of her, you know, things that she’ll take in her lunch with her whole grain chips and
pack it up, and I know she’s gonna eat it. And because she had a hand in making it, you know, she’s
proud of it, her teacher, she came home and said, my teacher wants to try my salsa. And she made her a
jar of it and took it to her. So I felt like, alright, you know, this is, that’s a cool thing when you know, and I
guess an end goal, like you said, creating the next generation of healthy eaters, is to keep introducing
things to the kids and keep empowering them so that then when they are out on their own, they can
continue, you know, do the same thing for their kids and be able to function right function outside of our
houses. Absolutely, not to resort to the fast food. You know, thing once they get out and about so well,
awesome. So we here at produce for kids, we are always so inspired by your beautiful lunchboxes on
Instagram, how do you come up with these creative ideas? And how can busy parents infuse a little
creativity in their own lunch boxes from time to time?
Well, I mean, I’m Chuck, thank you so much. I, I actually, I really love packing lunches. I mean, it, which
is a good thing, because I, I do three a day, every day, right? Um, you know, but I think that creativity
comes from all around, right, I’m, I’m always open to inspiration. And, you know, thanks to social media,
and just a visual onslaught of, you know, ideas everywhere. The inspiration really never ends. I mean, I
happen to love grocery shopping, I love doing it by myself, I browse the aisles really slowly, and ideas
just kind of pop into my head. And I, you know, I love food, I love experimenting, and my kids are kind of
willing guinea pigs. So, you know, I’m not I’m not sure I ever gave them a choice about it. But, you know,
this is how this is how life has evolved in my, in my house and, you know, when something works for my
house, and I’ve, you know, done it a few times, I love to share those healthy recipes. And you know,
sometimes they’re not exactly healthy. Like, I just I just posted a s’mores brownie recipe and there’s
definitely nothing healthy about that. But
it’s all about the balance, right? Balance.
Yeah. I live in moderation land and I think it’s, you know, just as like a little tangent. I do often get
questions about dessert and snacks in the lunchbox and I do pack snacks and dessert in my lunch. Box
and they’re usually really small. They’re not every day, but they’re frequent. You know, sometimes that
looks like a few chocolate chips. And sometimes it’s
just gonna say I do I do a couple chocolate chips, usually in the girls lunches. And it really, I mean, they
love it, though he don’t gobble up everything, all the healthy stuff in the lunchbox, but they love those just
couple chocolate chips.
Yeah, you know what I, I feel like this is always a touchy subject, of course. And people have very strong
opinions about it. And I would never presume to have the answer for every family. In my family, it works
because it takes sweets off the pedestal. So when I include something small and sweet, I’m not giving it
as or packing it as a reward for eating a lunch. Like why don’t use food as a reward, or a punishment in
any way. But I definitely do pack some sweet stuff. Because you know, this is just real life in my house.
And I do try to live in moderation land. And you know, it’s funny, like, my kids still are asking for dessert
all the time, like, it hasn’t desensitized them completely against the allure of dessert. But it does help
make them feel, you know, part of the conversation when they have something snacky in their lunch, and
I feel like as long as they’re eating healthfully as a whole, I’m okay with this. So, you know, touchy
subject, but I went
there, it can’t be No, I love it. Because I do think that it is important to kind of have that balance and
understand balance again, and goal, when they’re out of our our homes someday, that they understand
moderation and balance and, and can enjoy those, you know, special treats or whatever it might be, but
understand that that’s not, you know, it can’t be all your meals all day, right?
I mean, so it so in the app, you can pack, you can choose the number of items, the maximum and
minimum that that you want your kids to pack. And the minimum that you can choose is one and the
maximum is eight. And I did a ton of research on this beforehand, I went into lunch rooms, and I was
looking at how many items kids had generally in their lunchbox, and that’s how I came to the number of
one to eight. And sometimes I get questions about you know, how come you don’t limit the number of
sets snacks in the in the lunchbox? Or how come you don’t put limits on the number of fruits that you can
add. And that’s a very intentional design feature. So, you know, there, there are so many ways that we
can talk about, about food at home. Right? And, and one of them is by by talking about how it might
make your body feel, or how you might make it through the day if all you ate was cookies. Right? So if a
kid is using the app and packs, you know, six cookies and nothing else, well, you know, the grocery list
goes right to the parent. So what what we done very intentionally, is put in a channel of communication
about, you know, how might that make you feel if you only fix cookies for lunch? So you know, we’re
providing an area for families to talk about these kinds of issues intentionally by not setting any limits.
And by not imposing our own sense of, you know, you need to have a vegetable or you know, if that’s not
what works in your house, that’s not what’s going to work in your house. And you know, it’s not for me to
say it’s a teaching moment and a talking moment for each family.
That’s great. Well, before I move on to the next question, while we’re on the app, I did want to ask you
about the feature that you we kind of talked a little bit before we started recording today about allergies,
because I know that is a topic that you know parents are are really reaching out to us at produce for kids
about all of the allergies and even if their kids aren’t aren’t dealing with an allergy, but are required to
pack a certain lunch or not include something and so it’s a question we get all the time. So I did want you
to touch on, though that ability in the app.
Yeah, sure. So I have anaphylaxis to fish and nuts. And when I was growing up, I was the only person I
knew who had allergies like that and you It formed me in many ways. And I’m grateful to it in many ways.
And you know, I resented and I think it’s crappy anyways also, but you know, what I’ve done in the app is
create, so the app is free to download the lunchbox app. And within that you can purchase separate
libraries, we have not free and dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and kosher. And you know, those are
available with more ideas for families, I completely understand the need for allergic kids to have an extra
level of empowerment over the food that they’re eating. Definitely an added layer of awareness that they
have to have about the food that goes into their bodies. And that’s why we’ve made it available, I will be
updating those bundles, and including even more ideas in the near future. So stay tuned for that. But
yeah, I mean, even kids who eat nuts at home, for example, might go to a nut free school. And, you
know, that’s even more reason why you should be like tuning into ideas on Instagram, or, you know, on
Pinterest, wherever you get it, or in a lot of lunchbox app, you know, there’s not free ideas or gluten free
ideas in so many places. So, you know, I feel bad that, that the rate of allergies has risen so dramatically
in the last several decades. But I’m grateful that there’s such a vibrant community of folks who are
sharing their experiences and their ideas with others.
It is it’s great. My daughter last year had a friend who has a an allergy. And they have a table, it’s the nut
free table where those kids sit. And so my daughter said I, she’s allowed to pick a friend, but to sit with
her, but I have to my lunchbox has to be not free. And she already has, you know, limited choices and
her kind of list of things that she’d like to take in her lunch. But one of those things that she would eat
was peanut butter, peanut butter with apple slices, or a peanut butter sandwich. And so I thought, oh my
gosh, this is really going to put a wrench in my, in my weekly plan of lunchboxes. And I mean it, it ended
up being fine, we found some new things that she liked, and she was willing to sacrifice her peanut butter
because she wanted to sit with her friend and, and the mom reached out to me several months later. And
I said I just want to thank you for, you know, accommodating her Charlie’s my daughter’s lunchbox so
that she could sit with my daughter at the nut free table. And I didn’t even think about it. But it meant so
much to this mom, you know, that, that we were able to do that. And so I just thought wow, that was like
a kind of a lesson right there. I hadn’t thought really thought about but really, really awesome to you
know, have the resources out there that we were able to kind of reconfigure and it wasn’t as hard or
stressful as I thought it was gonna be trying to work around the nuts.
Yeah, I mean, the the social pressure of allergy kids is real. And you know, I all of my, my lunchboxes are
always not free, like I can’t even have them in my house. But you know, my mom always said like, the
houses that I would go to for playdates to, you know, accommodated everything that I needed. She was
so grateful for that. So you know, I completely understand and and there’s enough free table at my kids
school to, I sometimes wonder if it’s enough, right.
I know. When I when I said the nut free table, I was like, wow, I just said that it sounds like it are kind of
like exiled from society or something. Well,
actually, you know, depending on the size of the lunch room, and like, for me, you know, the height of the
ceilings and like the ventilation or whatever, it’s sometimes not
a not enough, right. Right. Like, I
can’t go I can’t go to a sushi restaurant and just order non fish items because the fish is really
everywhere. Yes. So you know, I think that free table as a concept is wonderful. And I My My hope is that
it works for everyone.
Right? Well, so my next question, I think we kind of touched on this a little bit, but we’ll talk about it so we
all get in a rut sometimes with what we pack Often turning to those tried and true lunches, the pb&j are
just the typical things you would think of in the lunch box. So I talked a little bit about my youngest, so
she has a limited selection of what she’ll eat. So what are some ways we can think outside of the box?
No pun intended, I guess. And try something new with lunchboxes? Or do we really need to, like we had
just talked about, you know, if it’s working, and it’s nutritious, do we need to, you know, is it just our own
pressure that, you know, I don’t know, what do you
think? I think if it’s working, and it’s nutritious, then go with it. But I always think that there’s a benefit to
getting kids involved, and being open to new ideas, visually. So you know, maybe that’s like browsing
Instagram with your kids and bookmarking things that catch their interest. You know, maybe that’s inviting
kids into the kitchen, and having them help you with something new and getting them interested in, in
trying it. And you know, that will translate into packing something new for lunch.
Yeah, that’s a good idea. I feel like my daughter, what works is if I just keep things the same, but I
change one thing, or I add one thing extra that I have to be okay with knowing this may get thrown away,
you know, or, or talking about it before, like, Oh, we’re gonna try adding this to the lunchbox. And it’s
okay, if you don’t like it, or if you do, that’s great. But, you know, let’s see how that works. And so I think
when they feel comfortable with the majority of what’s there, and then there’s, instead of something
completely new, I know that that has worked really well for us, my older daughter will eat anything that I
give to her. So I don’t really have to think I don’t have to think too much with her. But
I mean, that’s super lucky. So I have three kids. And they all I mean, they all eat differently. Right? I have
one kid who is like your older kids. And she’s, you know, big bold flavors, like yes, I literally made a jar of
pickled onions the other day, and I mean, she loves pickled onions, but she went and got herself like a
mini bowl of it. And like straight up, ate pickled onions, oh
my gosh, they would if they live near each other. Our oldest, they would be best friends. They would eat
all the pickled onions together.
So so this is actually my youngest, my youngest will eat literally anything that I put in front of her. And it’s,
it’s like eye opening. And I have I have one kid who is a little more selective. I definitely would not use the
word picky because there’s so much stigma attached. I try
not to either, then, like latch on to it like, Oh, I’m a picky eater. I don’t eat that, you know, like, oh, no, no,
no, we’re not gonna attach ourselves.
Yeah, exactly, exactly. But I have. So you know, you can save posts on Instagram. With that little flag.
Yes. So I actually, I have separate folders for my kids. And they for browsing together. And I save one, I’ll
save one. You know, if I’m browsing with one kid, I’ll save it to a, you know, her folder or to his folder or
whatever idea. So that then I can go back and see, you know, they’re usually dinner ideas, frankly. But
those can often translate into leftovers for the lunchbox, right? You know, I can’t please everyone, every
meal. And so it’s good to know, it’s good to know, you know, this kid is really into XYZ. And, you know, I’ll
put that together one day. And so you know, bookmarking with separate folders is a system that works
beautifully. For me.
That’s a great idea. Because I know a lot of us have Instagram, and even if you have younger kids who
who may not have their own but going through together and bookmarking those, I let my daughter’s will
sometimes look on the produce for kids feed. And I’ll tell them like, Oh, if you see something you like, you
know, show it to me so that I can I can kind of see or call it out or give it a double give it a double tap if
you like it so that’s that’s been good. And then my oldest loves Pinterest. She’s like crafts and she just
loves looking at, you know, different things on there. So she’ll go through and make a board you know,
she makes the different boards and she’ll add things to her boards and then I can I have access to them.
So then I’ll look at them and say okay, so I definitely think those are that’s a great way to kind of
understand because even if I see like, Oh, that’s interesting that she liked this. So maybe I show like, you
know this Indian dish are what? Do you know what I mean? I can kind of translate it like, Oh, I think she’s
kind of in that zone. So it might open the door for some other things too.
So before we close out, I’m going to go there with this one. So sometimes we catch a little flak when we
post creative lunchboxes on our social media outlets. We, you know, we get parents saying, you know,
who has time for that, or we shouldn’t have to cut a sandwich and a shape of a rainbow or a fish, for our
kids to eat it, they should just eat the food. You know, for me, I enjoy it. And it really doesn’t take me a lot
of extra time. And I love bento boxes, you know, bento boxes are easier to me than packing separate,
like, you know, items in a lunch box. So, I don’t know, what are your thoughts? When you You probably
hear sometimes, like, well, who has time for that?
Well, I mean, I have to say, honestly, I don’t get that kind of feedback from my followers. I’ve heard it for
sure. I read it. And you know, inevitably there’s a back to school article every year where people
comment about it, and you know, whatever. My, the people who follow me on social media have been
nothing but delightful. And there is no lunch packing shaming going on. But I have to say, you know, if, if
you don’t want to cut a sandwich into a rainbow tea, you know, for your kids eat it and don’t do it, right. If
you don’t like to see, you know, I happen not to use a lot of cookie cutters just because I my lunchboxes
do other things, but I have, I have love for them, right? I can’t please everyone. And, you know, I, frankly,
I just don’t have time for that kind of negativity. Personally, I love to make food and eating something
that’s delightful for my kids. And that means visually for me too. And, you know, for us eating a we eat
with our eyes. And you know, I’m often putting together a snack board or breakfast board or, you know,
even outside of the lunch boxes. It’s a creative outlet for me to make food look pretty before we eat it.
And that, you know, it goes hand in hand with how I’m packing my lunches. So you know it for me, it
doesn’t take a load of time. And again, you know, I’m packing three lunches a day. So I don’t have a lot of
time. I’m a working mom. And, you know, I guess I just assumed that. If people don’t like to see that, then
they won’t follow me. You know, right can’t be every everything to everyone. And I’m okay with that.
Yes, I felt like that. That’s what it is. And I to like you said it’s a creative outlet. I share in that that as well
that, you know, it’s fun. It’s fun for me. And I love that bento boxes are popular because, you know, they
kind of emulate the snack boards, which I also love, you know, a little bit of everything kind of spread out
and and call it a day. So I love it. Well, thank you for joining us today. I feel like we’ve covered off on a lot
of good tips and topics for back to school. And lots of good ideas for families. So before we close things
out, can you tell our listeners where they can find and connect with you? And any more information on
the app that you want to share? Cuz I know people will be be itching to download that as well.
Yeah, of course. Well, first of all, thank you for having me, Amanda. I’m, I’m truly
honored. Well, I felt you know, we’ve we’ve known you for a long time now. So it’s wonderful that we you
know, I just enjoy talking to you so much. So it’s great to have you on the podcast, being able to share
with everybody listening, all the wonderful things you’re doing.
Well, thank you. So, so iOS users. So that means like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can download
the app for free on iTunes. And you can find my website at level lunchbox. com I often share recipes
there. And of course, you can find me on social media at Lava lunchbox, and specifically on Instagram,
I’m sharing healthy lunchbox ideas and DIY meal ideas and platter ideas and whatnot for families really,
really regularly. So I hope that you can find me they’re
wonderful and we will definitely link up in the show notes to all of your outlets. So if you didn’t catch that
or didn’t take notes, it’s always all the links are always in the show notes and you can go there Grab
them. Well, thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks, Amanda. Thanks for listening today, we
have a lot going on right now and produce for kids our power your lunchbox program kicked off this
week. So be sure to head to power your lunchbox.com to snag all of your lunchbox ideas for back to
school. All of these ideas are approved by our registered dietitian, so they already have that stamp of
approval, and most have been tested by our families. My kids in particular have taken a lot of those lunch
boxes. And so they are tested for you and Kid approved. And we’d love to see your lunchboxes whether
they’re yours your kids, whoever they might be, so don’t forget to use the power your lunchbox hashtag.
By using that you’ll be entered to win fun lunchbox items like bento boxes, containers thermoses and
more through September 22, so that’s fun, we’re going to be giving away a lot of great things to make
packing lunches easier. And you can also grab some extra entries by tagging a friend on and liking the
prize posts on Instagram. So there are a couple of different ways to to win. And then we are giving away
an echo show which I have one that I love, on power your lunchbox calm so we’ll link up to all of this in
the show notes. If it seems like a lot, just head over to the show notes or just go to power your lunchbox
comm we have all of the information over there. And then all of our podcast episodes during power, your
lunchbox will be back to school focused. So make sure if you have not subscribed already, be sure to do
that so you don’t miss out we do release a new episode every other Friday tried and true. So you’ll you’ll
most likely just get an alert whenever we release our new episodes and you can stay up to date. We also
have our new Facebook group going strong healthy family project over on Facebook, and I’m in that
group and then if you just send a request if you go on to Facebook and send a request to us, we’ll add
you into the group as well. And remember if you like healthy family project, tell a friend and leave us a
rating it will only help our visibility so we can continue to grow and spread the message of creating a
healthier generation. If you want to tweet with me direct I met Amanda M Kiefer on Twitter, and you can
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