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School might be out for the summer, but whether your kids are at camp or at home, packing and serving lunch is a task that never stops. If you’re feeling bored, uninspired, or frustrated because they won’t eat what you pull together, you need some new, healthy lunch ideas for kids. In this episode, I sat down with Gillian Fein, creator of LaLa Lunchbox, the best-selling meal planning app that empowers kids to have a voice in the age-old question “what’s for lunch?” Gillian and I talk about how she came up with the idea for LaLa Lunchbox, her journey to launch and grow the company, the lessons she learned, and the hard decisions she’s had to make. Gillian also shares why the lunch room at school can be an opportunity for children to express and own what makes them unique, and her best healthy lunch ideas for kids.


2:11 Let’s talk about your story!

7:00 Have you always been passionate about healthy eating and food?

8:36 When you were growing LaLa Lunchbox, how did you know other parents wanted this product?

14:21 What can people expect with LaLa Lunchbox?

16:42 Let’s talk about your journey to launching the company: what were the steps to get it off the ground?

21:10 What were challenges you encountered along the way that actually turned out to be lessons learned?

23:55 What advice do you have for other parents who may want to start this type of business? 

25:04 What is the future for LaLaLunchbox?

26:09 What are your favorite tips for packing healthy school lunches?

27:08 What are your favorite lunchboxes that you post on Instagram?


Gillian mentions her IG account @teenlunch.

Learn more about LaLaLunchbox on their website. 

Follow LaLaLunchBox on Instagram.


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Author Details
Julie Revelant teaches parents how to raise children who are healthy, adventurous eaters. Through blog posts and videos, her goal is to shift the conversation from short-term, problem picky eating to lifelong, healthy eating and healthy futures. Julie has written for FoxNews.com, FIRST for Women magazine, WhatToExpect.com, EverydayHealth.com, RD.com, TheBump.com, Care.com, and Babble.com.