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Thinking Outside The Lunch Box At Project Lunch Tray

Thinking Outside The Lunch Box At Project Lunch Tray

School lunches have come a long way from the days of mystery meat and tater tots passing as a nutritious lunch. These days, the emphasis is on fresh and healthy foods.

Thinking Outside the Lunch BoxCommunity Kitchen Pittsburgh’s Project Lunch Tray will host a two-hour competition for teams of student chefs to create a school lunch from scratch with the help of a chef mentor. The event, free and open to the public for tastings, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Smallman Gallery in the Strip District. Education and Outreach Manager Tom Samilson said winners receive “a whole bunch of money for healthy food programming at their schools.” Read more...

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How to Get Kids Eating Healthier Lunch

How to Get Kids Eating Healthier Lunch

Parents can make changes to improve the nutrition of their child’s packed lunch by setting small goals such as:

  • Include a fresh fruit and vegetable every dayPacking Kids Lunch
  • Send water or milk for drinking instead of a sugar-sweetened drink
  • Replace dessert with a healthier item such as fruit

Studies have shown that involving children in the decision-making around what to eat increases their likelihood to eat those foods. Parents can encourage their kids to eat healthy foods by involving them in packing decisions: giving children a choice about which fruits and vegetable to include, allowing them to select foods from the farmers market or grocery store, and modeling healthy eating at home.

Parents can also… be patient. It takes time for children to accept new foods – research shows up to 15 times! – but exposing children to healthy foods is critical for acceptance. Be patient, offer healthy foods, and be content with small bites. They will be forming healthy habits that last a lifetime!

These Basic Foods for Your Kids Lunch Box Will Give Them The Nutrition They Need

These Basic Foods for Your Kids Lunch Box Will Give Them The Nutrition They Need

With the start of another school year upon us, parents are preparing themselves for the constant task of making lunch boxes.
Healthy lunch box
Many parents feel pressure to include superfoods in the lunch box, which can be costly and impractical, especially if their child doesn’t like them! Yet while superfoods are hyped everywhere as being essential items, nutritionally they are not that different to other fruit and vegetables. For many families, just getting something into a lunch box is super enough.

Australian children are going hungry more frequently than you or I would like to believe. In 2013, 15% of Australian children went to school without breakfast. And almost one in 10 children will not eat for an entire day on a regular basis. Hunger in children has numerous psychological and behavioral consequences, and can have a lifelong impact on learning. Children who skip meals are more likely to be overweight, have a lower intake of fruit and vegetables, and can be more inactive. Read more...

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Lunchboxes Prepped and Ready at Our Store

Lunchboxes Prepped and Ready at Our Store

Lunchboxes Ready to Ship
A quick rack photo of lunch boxes for local retail sale here at our shop in Pasadena. These are also the same ones we pack and ship worldwide.
A Soup(er) School Lunch: A High School Cafeteria Serves Heavenly Soup

A Soup(er) School Lunch: A High School Cafeteria Serves Heavenly Soup

Kids have been bad-mouthing school lunches for at least as long as there have been school cafeterias. And it’s tough for parents to disagree when their child’s tales of culinary woe include mystery-meat tacos and mushy, unrecognizable vegetables. 

A Souper School LunchBut it’s not all bad eats in the lunch room. One a la carte lunch item has grown so popular with students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis that their parents are ordering it for takeout. And it soon will be offered to alumni and other community members as a fundraiser for the school’s OLSH Fund for student programs and activities. Read more...

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The Many Uses of a Lunch Box

The Many Uses of a Lunch Box

The Many Uses of a Lunch Box
This is our Zombie Survival Kit Lunch Box holding the video games Call of Duty, Destiny, and FIFA 14. A lunch box is great for safe game storage and for easy transportation during road trips and taking games to your friend's house.
Get Ready for 2016 Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Get Ready for 2016 Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Every year, after hosting the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade, the city of Pasadena holds another pretty remarkable event: Cheeseburger Week.

Pasadena Cheeseburger Challenge
Over this five-day, 40-burger celebration, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce honors Lionel Sternberger, who is believed to be the first person to put cheese on a hamburger. Sternberger burnt a patty while working at his father's Pasadena roadside stand, the Rite Spot, in 1924. Rather than throw the patty out, he covered it with a piece of cheese.

This year's Cheeseburger Week will take place Jan. 10-15, with 40 participating restaurants. If you manage to eat a cheeseburger from all 40 restaurants, congratulations — you'll have completed the cheeseburger challenge. Your reward? You can vote on your favorite online. You may also have heartburn. This year's participating restaurants include the city's most famous burger joint, Pie 'n Burger, as well as Twohey's Restaurant (home of the Stinko burger, made with just pickles and onions), Umami Burger and all three Lucky Baldwins locations. Read more...

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How to Take an Easy, Healthy Lunch to Work

How to Take an Easy, Healthy Lunch to Work

If you’re watching your weight or trying to follow a healthy diet, lunchtime at the office can be a minefield. Instead of relying on unhealthy cafeteria food, vending machine fare or fast food from a nearby chain, you can prepare easy, healthy lunches to tote with you.
How to Take an Easy, Healthy Lunch to Work
A mix of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats will keep you feeling satisfied and energized and might make you more productive. Your wallet will thank you, too.

Plan Ahead
The key to healthy eating is planning all your meals, including lunch. You don’t want to get stuck, hungry and cranky, with no options in site but french fries, pastries or pizza. Make a list for your trip to the grocery store of ingredients for possible lunches. Focus on having a varied mix of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats. Items for your shopping list could include several flavors of hummus, plain Greek yogurt, fresh veggies and fruit, canned tuna, eggs, whole-grain crackers, bread and pasta, and assorted nut butters. In making your choices, consider whether your lunch will need refrigeration -- dairy foods, prepared hummus and tuna with mayo will need to be kept cold. Read more...

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Army of Darkness Lunch Box

Army of Darkness Lunch Box

Army of Darkness Lunch Box

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So what's inside your lunch box today?

So what's inside your lunch box today?

Online food delivery companies sprouting up in leading cities to cater for hungry mid-day office workers

A click of a smartphone button has revolutionized the one-hour lunch break and turned those snaking lines of customers outside city restaurants into a distant memory.

So what's inside your lunch box today?With the rise of online food delivery companies, customers are now surrounded by an array of options that have triggered a boom in the online-to offline, or O2O, business.

Even a high-profile home-cooking service, Shaofanfan, has moved into the marketplace to grab a lucrative slice of the pie by morphing into Taste Bud.

"Compared to the home-cooking service, making and delivering lunch boxes will place us in a more sizeable market," Zhang Zhijian, who founded Shaofanfan in December 2014 before it was transformed into Taste Bud last month, said

"Even though Taste Bud covers a small area in Shanghai and the profit for each lunch box is limited, we can receive 1,000 orders every day. And that amount will increase in future," he added without disclosing detailed financial figures. Read more...

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