How to Teach Kids to be Responsible for their Lunches

Teach kids how to empty their lunch bags after school and put containers in the sink, throw away the garbage, and put uneaten things in the fridge. Not only will it make your job easier, it’s a good life skill for them and teaches them to be responsible for their own lunch. An added bonus is that you aren't fishing that stale lunch bag out of the bottom of their back pack on Monday mornings in the middle of the morning rush, only to be greeted with rotten fruit.

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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