Kids across the country have started returning to schools, which is causing added stress for parents, especially when it comes to what their kids are eating.
A new survey finds:
- 40% of parents say they are stressed out before their child’s school day begins.
- 59% say they get stressed out thinking about packing their kids’ lunches.
- As for what about it stresses them out the most:
- 56% say it’s expensive groceries
- 49% say it’s not having enough time to make their lunches.
- When it comes to feeding their child during the school year, 54% of parents say they dread back-to-school grocery shopping.
- 58% of parents say they keep a strict budget to be ready for back-to-school season.
- The average parent spends $390 on groceries per child during the year.
- On average, parents pack their kids lunches three days a week.
- 57% say they try to include healthy options in those lunches.
- But no matter how much effort they put into lunch, getting their kids to eat it is another story.
- Among the food kids are most likely to leave uneaten:
- Veggies (45%)
- Fruit (39%)
- Main part of the meal (39%)
- Salty snacks (39%)
- Sweet snacks (24%)