You finish breakfast, lather on the sunscreen, tie down the hat, shove on the shoes and grab the diaper bag. You are ready for a trip to the park. After just a few minutes of sliding or swinging the whining begins: “‘nack…’nack” and you know what’s coming. Every mom of a toddler has been there. It’s the dreaded snack emergency. No matter what your toddler ate just moments earlier, she needs a snack NOW! This time you are prepared. You pull the emergency snack box out of the diaper bag and save the day!
The snack box is a simple concept based on offering many different choices to meet the ever-changing tastes of your toddler. It starts with a tackle box. Yes… a small fishing tackle box that you can buy at any discount retailer. Make sure the tackle box will fit into an insulated lunch bag with a freezer pack. Then, fill each square with various bite-sized foods. Research has shown that introducing new foods outside the home with other toddlers around can encourage kids to eat things they wouldn’t otherwise try. In addition, the snack box allows you to showcase these new foods without a lot of waste!
The choices are endless and the box can be packed the night before a trip to the park, restaurant, and doctor’s office…anywhere a snack emergency may occur!
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