Packing School Lunches Your Kids Will Love! #HormelFamily #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Every year, I have been growing more and more disillusioned with the lunches that are being provided at my sons' school.  Being a Working Mom, it is sometimes difficult to have the time to pack lunches for the kids so I have enjoyed the convenience of having them eat hot lunch that is provided by the school.  Lately, though, I have really been thinking about sending lunch from home so I've looked into different lunch and snack ideas that will keep my boys excited about eating their lunch at school.     Since my little one is a picky eater and my older one refuses to eat certain kinds of foods, I have to get really creative to make sure that I pack lunches that will keep their specific food preferences in mind while making sure the meals are healthy and nutritious.  It will be important to sit down with both of them and establish ground rules for lunchtime meals and snacks.  After … [Read more...]

@TysonFoods Is Committed To Providing Nutritionally Balanced School Meals! #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine.        Due to my educational experience, I am keenly aware of the correlation between children eating balanced school lunches and their academic performance.  This is extremely evident during my seventh and eighth period classes which are directly after lunch.  Students who ate the healthy options in the school lunch are generally more focused and engaged in the lesson.     Our First Lady understands that we need to raise a healthier generation of children and, as a result, has spearheaded the Hunger-Free Kids Act which has prompted changes in school meals for the first time in almost fifteen years through its new nutrition standards.  The idea behind this initiative is to bridge the gap between the latest healthy nutrition scientific guidelines and the realistic circumstances within America's schools.  Ultimately, the goal is to improve the health of children in schools across the … [Read more...]