Lunchbox Makeover contest
Milk is a healthy part of any meal and to make it a convenient part of a child’s lunch at school, it comes in single-serve cartons that can be stored without refrigeration. Pop one into the freezer the night before and it’s ready to make a cool addition to lunch bag.
While your kids might not give you a prize for your lunch-packing prowess, the promoters of the product just might.
The Milk Unleashed public awareness campaign includes a Lunchbox Makeover contest that runs until Tuesday, Sept. 10. Submit a photo and description of your favourite way to make kids’ lunches more inviting and exciting for a chance to win a prize.
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Here's a hint. Follow the five Cs below to produce a winning entry.
1. Convenient – A package of string cheese is just as easy to toss in the lunchbox as a bag of salty, fatty potato chips. So is a box of raisins. And shelf safe milk milkunleashed.ca/shelf-safe-milk . Keep some single-serve cartons in the freezer – then nestle one in the lunchbox, and they’ll keep the other items chilled until noon. Since healthy can be so easy, vow to pass on the junk!
2. Colourful – Research shows that kids eat with their eyes foodpsychology.cornell.edu/outreach/child-plate , and many colourful foods are healthy options. Like baby carrots, red grapes and bright green edamame. Buy the red or green tortillas for wraps. Or make some pasta salad with colourful corkscrew noodles.
3. Cut Up – Youngsters are much more likely to eat an apple (and other produce) if you cut it up for them. Especially if there is something to dip the wedges in…like peanut butter or yogurt and honey. Try cutting a sandwich in four strips or little triangles. Or make a mini kabob with rolled up lunchmeat, grape tomatoes and chunks of cheese on a toothpick.
4. Cute – Use a cookie cutter to shape a sandwich or vegetable slices. Get some fun printed napkins at the dollar store. Draw a smiley face on a banana. Need more ideas? Click here <http://pinterest.com/milkunleashed/> .
5. Cow – Embrace the cow! Dairy foods are packed with nutrients. Just one carton of shelf safe milk has 9 grams of protein and plenty of calcium and vitamin D. It’s just the right beverage to help kids learn and play all afternoon.