The inspiration for OmieBox came from Nancy’s son Brad, who never ate more than a few bites of lunch during his first year of preschool. Noticing he was more likely to eat his favorite hot foods (spaghetti, chicken soup), Nancy searched high and low for something that could store hot entrees as well as cold fruits and vegetables. Frustrated at the lack of choices, she decided to take matters into her own hands and create a new kind of lunch system that can help kids eat better and be healthier.
P.S. Brad now enjoys and finishes (most of the time) his OmieBox hot lunches.
Our Mission Is To Help Kids Eat Healthier
“Only 11% of lunches brought from home contain a vegetable, and only 25% of lunches met three out of five National School Lunch Program standards.” -- Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Let’s face it - packing lunch is HARD. It’s hard to know what kids will actually eat, and sometimes it’s easier to throw in a fruit roll-up (hey it’s made of fruit, right?) so they’ll eat something. But it really does matter what kids eat for lunch. Kids get between one-third to one-half of their daily calories at lunch, so they gotta fill up on the good stuff. Getting the right nutrition at lunch has so many positive benefits! Concentration, memory and problem solving function at their peak, so kids can be their best selves. Longer term, having the right nutrition improves immunity and resistance to colds/flu, so kids miss fewer days at school.