Posts in school lunch
Episode 50: Make Ahead Breakfast for Back-to-School

Being a fully functioning human at 6 am is hard. As much as we have the idea that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” drilled into our collective conscious, we just cannot deal with having to feed ourselves and our kids a healthy meal every morning from scratch. That’s why make ahead breakfasts are critical to eating well in the morning.

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Episode 49: School Lunch Updates and How We're Prepping for Back-to-School

We’re kicking off our back to school series with this energy: There is no time, we feel side swiped by back to school even though we knew it was coming for months. We thought we were prepared, but there are still 10 million more things to do. So this week, we’re taking a moment to stop, breathe, accept the crazy energy, and taking a look back at what worked for school lunches and our back to school spoilers.

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Episode 3: Three Experts Walk Into a Lunchroom... and We End Up with One Piece of Advice.

In the last episode of our three-part series on school lunch, Stacie and Meghan explore the lunch box from three wildly different lenses.

We ask an elementary school teacher to dish on what really happens in the lunchroom. Laura Fuentes of Momables talks us through packing allergy-friendly school lunches — even if your kid isn’t the one with food allergies. And artist/chef Jenny Dorsey talks about her IG series Privilege, which explores eating a lunch box packed with Chinese food in a cafeteria full of corn dogs and frozen pizza. 

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Episode 2: The Bigger Promise of School Lunch with Catherine McCord

It’s easy to think about packing school lunch as just another task to check off your list. You look for tips on how to do it more efficiently. You seek out ways to urge, or maybe even incentivize, your kids to get with the program (and eat their damn lunch). And do this on repeat 180 times during the school year. It’s not much fun, but as long as you get through, it’s good enough.

This week, Stacie and Meghan speak to Catherine McCord of Weelicious who inspires them to think about school lunch as so much more. Not more work, but more freedom for parents and more opportunity for kids. Her tips are more than practical — they actually inspire you to shift your perspective.

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Episode 1: So It Begins — 180 Days of School Lunch

Every year, back-to-school season has families buzzing with excitement. New sneakers, new outfits, fun school supplies — even as a busy parent, it’s hard not to get wrapped up. That is, until you remember that back-to-school also means packing school lunches. 180 times. For each child.

Finding school lunch inspiration after, oh, the first week, can be a challenge, so we’ve pulled out the big guns. Check out our first episode in a three-part series on surviving a year of packing school lunches. In this one, we share our foolproof tips and tricks for keeping it healthy, fun, and most of all, easy. Which, yes, includes getting the kids involved too. Here’s how.

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