Concerns kids are skipping lunch because they can’t open their packed lunches.
A Child Care in Brisbane is rolling out classes for kids as young as three after the local primary school found not all early grade students knew how to eat independently, News Corp reports.
The child care centre’s director Jana Walker said kids rarely had contact with zip-locked bags, cling wrap or fruits, which need to be peeled.
Ms Walker said it was frustrating for the kids and said the centre’s classes will teach students how to make a sandwich and eat lunch on their laps “without spills”.
“We want our children to be well prepared and confident about the school routine,” she said.
Dietician Kate Di Parma warned parents to be careful to not overwrap their children’s lunches and said children had a “small window of focus” in eating lunches because they are “keen to play with friends”.
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