Need some new and creative lunch ideas? How about a lunch box packing app you can’t refuse and the story of a mom’s entrepreneurial journey?
Meet Gillian Fein, my guest in this episode of The Nourished Child podcast, and the creator of LaLa Lunchbox and LaLa Breakfast, the meal planning apps that make raising the next generation of healthy eaters possible!She picked it. I packed it. She ate it. ~Gillian Fein, creator of LaLa Lunchbox and LaLa Breakfast Click To Tweet
What You Will Learn:
Why Gillian created LaLa Lunchbox, and how a paper project turned into an app
How involving a child in food selection can reduce the struggle and strife with feeding kids
How to use the LaLa Lunchbox app
Why independent food choice empowers kids to eat
The problem that LaLa Lunchbox solves for parents
How an app can help raise the next generation of healthy eaters
Gillian’s advice on becoming an entrepreneur
The importance of focus groups in the development of a product
What We Cover in this Episode:
What it means to be on the health-side of health, rather than on the sick-side of health
The basic food components in the LaLa Lunchbox app
The robust food library in the LaLa Lunchbox app
How your child’s food selections with the app become your grocery list
Customization of the LaLa Lunchbox app
Why visual food icons help children branch out to new food
The popularity of LaLa Lunchbox on iTunes
NEW, available food bundles in LaLa Lunchbox: nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free vegetarian, and Kosher
The varying tastebuds among children, even within families
The food components of LaLa Breakfast
The endless opportunities for food conversation within the home
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Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: November 17, 2016
Updated on: November 21, 2018