Maybe I’m strange but when I was a child I used to love school lunches. I remember waiting in line in the cafeteria while holding my green compartmental tray and eyeing up the day’s menu. Of course, there were times when I was a little disappointed . . . like on Creamed Spinach day . . . but for the most part it was the highlight of my school years. My absolute favorite were fish sticks because I was required to hold up one or two fingers to indicate how many I wanted. That little bit of interaction with the Cafeteria Lady was always so awesome!
My kids, however, are different. If it were up to them they would be bringing home lunch to school every . . . single . . . day. So when I found out that this past week (October 10th – 14th) was National School Lunch Week I wasn’t sure if I should tell them. I mean, having them buy school lunch is just soooo much easier for me.
In the end, I caved and told them that I would be making home lunch for them to celebrate this event. For the most part, it was basically sandwiches, spam musubis or left overs from the previous night’s dinner. However, on the last day I decided to go all out and attempt to make a Japanese Bento. I see them all over Japan and I figured . . . how hard could it be?
Here is the end result . . .
And to say that my kids were ecstatic would be an understatment. Not only did they enjoy the animal rice balls, hotdog octopus, hello kitty cheese, flower fishcake and googly eyed tomatoes . . . they also LOVED the Welch’s Fruit Snacks. And I have to say . . . so did I. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are fat and Gluten free with no preservatives and contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Gotta love that.
In honor of National School Lunch Week, Welch’s has teamed up with Feeding America with the goal of improving school lunches across America especially for those children in need.
Here’s how you can do your part and join Welch’s® Fruit Snacks to fight childhood hunger:
For each photo received, Welch’s® Fruit Snacks will donate $1.00 to Feeding America®. How cool is that?
So whether you’re looking for a great addition to your child’s homelunch, an afternoon snack or just a little something to even satisfy your adult sweet tooth craving . . . grab a bag of Welch’s Fruit Snack. It makes you feel good about snacking again.
Welch’s provided me with the complimentary product in exchange for this post.
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.