5. Shop TOGETHER!
Bring your children to the grocery store with you to pick out their school lunches. If you like to shop during the day when your children are in school, then at least sit down and have a conversation about what you can buy for them that they will eat. They’ll be honest with you about what they like and don’t like! And keep the conversation going throughout the year. It’s very likely that Little Johnny is more willing to try celery in January than he was in August because he saw that cute girl Ava eating celery and doesn’t think it’s so bad anymore. Giving children some choice in what goes into their lunch makes SUCH a difference between food being eaten versus food going in the garbage!