It is so important to give the right energy source to the little ones for these sources indirectly contribute to their learning progress by giving the right nutrient stimulant in growing up. Studies shows that a hungry kid would not be able to concentrate in learning processes and that is crucial for the little ones because all learning be it through fun or work is an experience for them to build the right character and attitude. According to Grantham-McGregor SM, et al. (1999), food would play a significant role on cognitive and behavioural development in children.
Many parents or guardians often neglect this when they fail to see how energy source plays any part or role in growing up. As a matter of fact, nutrients, food source and energy source play equally important roles in both growth and development of body and mind. Parents are usually too busy or over relying on their day care centre or pre nursery schools.
Recently, I reviewed some interesting and fun products from Kraft and I thought it was a brilliant idea to come up with more convenient packages for the little ones in school. I tried the Dunkers and Lunchables and I find them real convenient and easy.
The Dunkers have three types just to add on a little more variety and fun to food for kids and perhaps some adults. There is the breadstick, nachos, and mini cheese crackers handily packed with dipping cream cheese in a pack.
I am a little concern with the storage and spoilage issue. The usual microbio freak here is thinking about these products being not too ideal to be left outside the fridge temperature for too long. Take the Lunchables for example, there is ham or chicken with cheese crackers. As long as they are all properly sealed then I supposed we should not be too paranoid with trying to identify the bacteria. If we handle our food correctly then they would be safe for consumption.
It might look small in portion but I am guessing it would be quite filling for a quick snack and fuel recharge. Not to mention I had quite a bit of fun staking the hams and cheese slices. =)
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Grantham-McGregor SM, Fernald LC, and Sethuraman K. 1999, ‘Effects of health and nutrition on cognitive and behavioural development in childrenin the First Three Years of Life. Food Nutrition, Vol.20, pp. 76–99