Mum shares the simple food system she has put in place to stop her kids from ‘eating all the time’ now they’re home and self isolating
- A woman has shared an idea to limit the number of snacks kids eat at home
- The idea involves creating adequate snack baskets per child without refilling
- The trick also teaches kids the amount of food they are allowed to eat per day
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A woman has shared her clever idea to minimise the amount of snack food children eat while at home – particularly if they are stuck in self isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak restrictions.
Sharing the post on Facebook, the mum said she has assigned each of her children one basket, which she fills in the morning with an adequate amount of snacks to last the whole day.
‘I keep seeing these posts about kids wanting to eat all day while they are home. This was my solution!’ she wrote.
A woman has shared an idea she saw on social media to minimise the amount of snack food children eat while at home – particularly if stuck in quarantine amongst the coronavirus outbreak restrictions
‘Each child has their own coloured basket. In the morning I put their snacks in it for the day, when those snacks are gone they don’t get any more.’
She said not only does this limit the amount of food kids eat at home, but it also helps parents keep track of the type of snacks their children are consuming.
The baskets she shared were filled with one piece of fruit, assorted pre-packed snacks and a bottle.
The snack station technique also makes children aware of the amount of food they have left and question whether they ‘really need’ a snack.
‘I also put their cup for the day in there because I’m not washing 50 cups a day,’ the mum added.
‘Each child has their own coloured basket. In the morning I put their snacks in it for the day, when those snacks are gone they don’t get any more,’ she wrote online (stock image)
The shared post has since received more than 600 likes, with many parents wanting to try the tactic for themselves with their own children.
‘Absolutely awesome idea! I have four children and once the weekend hits, by Monday I’m scraping to put snacks in for school as they just see food and eat. Will be giving it a try,’ one woman said.
‘I use school lunch boxes even on weekends for the same reason, my kids eat like machines otherwise. I do like this idea too,’ another commented.
A third added: ‘I wonder if this would work on my teenagers’.
One woman joked and said she wonders if the trick will work on her husband.