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Cape Town mother of three, Vanessa Gardner, was increasingly frustrated with the daily chore of preparing lunchboxes that were interesting, fun and nutritionally balanced. She came across the idea of a compartmentalised lunchbox and realised, fortuitously, that this could also guide portion control and food groups. She wanted to create a lunchbox that could hold wet foodstuffs (such as yoghurt) without leaking, as well as a variety of other food, each in its own separate space.

She researched nutritional guidelines and spoke to local foodies to gain a better understanding of what growing minds require to function optimally. Experimenting was easy, with three eager mouths to feed each day!

“It is an unassailable fact that nutrition enables learning. Children need a varied and balanced diet, while parents strive for convenience and simplicity. I believe CRUNCHBOX provides the solution.”

Vanessa Gardner