So, the children are back to school after the Christmas break. How does that make you feel? A little sad or secretly relieved? I'm a mixture of the two I guess. They wanted another week and if I'm honest, so did I. I love having them home but usually by the end of the holidays I'm ready for a break and they are itching to get back to their friends and a 'normal routine'. That said, I hate the school run with a passion - roll on Summer!
My children are all very different when it come to lunches. One has a hot dinner every day, one has to have a pack lunch, and the other one likes to pick and choose depending on what is on the menu at school (she' a bright one, that one!)
She tends to have a packed lunch at least once a week. This usually coincides with the school having fish on the menu as she's never been very keen. I must admit to struggling when it come to choosing what to fill her lunch box with; I try not to give in to her sudden 'fussiness' but worry that if I don't give her things that she loves, she might not eat anything at all.
Luckily, she does love her fruit and veg so crudities and fruit salads feature regularly, but I do still worry that she isn't getting enough vitamins; even when he has a school dinner because if I'm not there, I don't know what he's eaten or what's been scraped into the bin.
Last week, we were introduced to A Little More; a range of essential vitamin-enriched drinks designed especially for children. These drinks are 300ml sports cap bottles of natural fruit flavoured spring water; enough to provide a daily top-up of vital vitamins and minerals.
These provide a perfect solution to my vitamin woes; whether my daughter opts for a hot meal or a packed lunch, she can bring a bottle of water to school to drink during the school day.
The drinks contain no added sugar and each is naturally flavoured with orange, apple or mango & passion fruit. They are suitable for children ages 3 and over and the convenient spot style bottles are perfect for lunch boxes, picnics or just as a daily treat.
The range includes A Little More Vitamin C, A Little More Multivitamins and A Little More Vitamin D....clever idea, huh?
Now, if I can just convince Little One that fish is amazing.... then I'll be reaaaaally happy.