School Lunches

The 5-Minute Lunch Box Challenge

Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Parents

We ask our HuffPost Canada Parents contributors to pack their kids' lunch boxes in under five minutes. Watch as chaos ensues, cheaters are caught and useful tips are shared.

The Beginner's Guide To Packing Nut-Free Lunches

Desiree Nielsen BSc RD | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Desiree Nielsen BSc RD

If you are new to packing nut free lunches, it can be a challenge. PB & J is one of the most reliable kid foods in existence; what do you do when your star player has been benched? As a vegetarian mom, it took me a while to wrap my head around packing a nutrient-dense lunch without the nuts. With a bit of planning, however, you can find great foods that your kids love to eat.

Here's How To Pack School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Michelle Vodrazka

Let's face it, packing school lunches every day can feel monotonous and uninspired, especially when they keep coming back at the end of the day half-eaten. So what's a parent to do? How can you take school lunches from drab to fab and get your kids to eat, and possibly even enjoy their food?

13 Allergy-Free Lunches That Are Safe To Send To School

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents

These recipes make packing lunch easy.

School Lunch Bags Parents Will Actually Want To Pack

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Parents

These are sure to keep you inspired from September through June.

The A-B-Cs Of Tooth-Friendly School Lunches

Anaida Deti | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Anaida Deti

Nutrient-rich foods not only fuel those busy bodies and brains, but they also help in the development of teeth and gums! And just as the rest of your body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to grow healthy, your teeth and gums do, too, to avoid decay, gum disease, plaque, periodontal disease and cavities.

Kids Try Brown Bag Lunches From Years Past

The Huffington Post Canada | Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Parents

“I feel so bad for my parents that they had to live like this.”

A Letter From A Home-Schooling Mom

Tamara Watson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Tamara Watson

The rumours about home-schooling moms are true: there are days where I don't get out of my pyjamas. On those days, my kids and I snuggle up on the couch with tea and a blanket and our lesson books. We leisurely read about kings and queens and islands and earthquakes and I never once give thought to putting on grown-up pants.

How to Make Healthy Lunches for Your Kids

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Parents
Rose Reisman

Healthy eating has long been my passion. I've educated Canadians on nutrition and how to create delicious, well-balanced meals for over 20 years. My interest in spreading this important message stemmed from wanting to improve my health so I could be the role model for my family and for them to learn healthy eating practices.

Brilliant Life Hacks For School Lunches

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada Parents

Do any of these hacks get them to eat their lunch?

Watch Adults Eat Public School Lunches They Once Loved

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Parents

"What the hell is this?"

These Containers Will Make Packing Lunches A Breeze

The Huffington Post Canada | Roslyn Costanzo | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Parents

Gone are the days of brown paper bags and plastic wrap.

12 Easy Weekday Lunch Ideas to Grab and Go

Lindsay Jang | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

With a busy work week, it sometimes feels impossible to squeeze in enough time to pack a healthy lunch. When a jam-packed schedule leaves you crunched for time, the result is often skipping lunch altogether or opting for a fast, but not-so-healthy meal on the go. With a few simple tricks and some inspiration for nourishing and delicious lunch recipes, healthy eating at work can be a breeze!

Back to School: How to Create a Healthy Lunch

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Step one is figuring out what makes up a healthy lunch. A good place to start is the Canada Food Guide, says Deborah O'Connor, a professor in the department of nutritional sciences at U of T and a researcher in the Centre for Child Nutrition, Health and Development.

Stop Making Your Kids' School Lunches - Now!

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

A survey I recently ran with Cityline viewers revealed that 62 per cent of respondents said they do not enjoy making their kids' lunches, but they do it anyway, even though the kids are old enough to do it themselves. So how can you get the kids to take it on?

Claire Sibonney

43 School Lunches Canadian Kids Really Get

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Sibonney | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Living

With back-to-school season fast approaching, it's that time of year when we get nostalgic about all the cool things we miss about being a kid — but...

Five-Minute Lunches

Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living

Getting through the morning rush on school days isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s darn-near impossible. Between ensuring teeth are brushed, shoes are tie...

SavvyMom Roundup: Rapping Parents, Sh*tty Moms, Failing Kids and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week, I tackle the notion of helicopter parenting, and letting your child fail. I also peek inside some interesting parenting books for the healthy and the quirky parent. And would you let your baby wear a Fifty Shade of Grey onesie? Didn't think so.

The Savvy, The Sweet And The Savoury: Back-To-School Snack And Lunch Ideas

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Facing the what-to-pack-for-lunch-or-snack dilemma is back. It's important to make sure the food they eat will give them the fuel they need to succeed at school. Keep their tummies full and their minds alert with these three back-to-school snacks and lunches that'll offer everyone a nice change of pace from the good old tried-and-true BP&J sandwich.

Three Savvy Picks for Back to School

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

We're not saying summer's over, but we are saying it's time to start thinking about getting ready for school days again. We've rounded up all the best in backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles and other school essentials that moms and kids will love in our three picks for back to school.

What We Didn't Expect From What to Expect

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Google's self-driving car, pregnancy must-haves, more Fifty Shades of Grey, mason jars and sandwich bags -- they all caught my attention this week.

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks (Or How I Get My Kids to Come Home for Lunch)

Jan Scott | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Living
Jan Scott

No More Boring PB&J Sandwiches For Lunch

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living

Looking to inject a little spice into your kids' boring lunchboxes, but worried they'll turn up their noses and it will come home uneaten? Your chi...

Were You Teased For Your School Lunches?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

All week, we've been looking at school lunches across the country with OpenFile, what healthier options are out there, and what your favourite lunches...

Is Your Child Being Bullied Because Of Their Lunch?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living

Your child opens up his lunchbox and takes out the food you so lovingly pulled together that morning. It's chana masala or falafel or pork buns or kim...