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Mum's clever colour box hack to stop kids eating junk while schools are closed

Kids have been forced to stay home from school due to coronavirus (Photo: Shutterstock)

As schools close their doors due to coronavirus COVID-19, parents are desperately trying to come up with ways to keep children in some sort of routine.

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We have no idea how long they will be shut for, meaning it's important to work out some sort of system for the next few weeks.

One of the main issues parents face is how to stop their kids craving junk food all the time, but one mum's simple hack might just be the answer to the problem.

And it could also work for adults who are working from home for the foreseeable future.

She's set up a different coloured box for each of her three children in the kitchen.

One mum came up with a genius hack to prevent her kids from snacking all the time (Photo: The Jen Life / Facebook)

Each morning she puts their snacks for the day in the box, just like she would normally put them in their school lunchboxes.

Once the snacks are gone, they're gone, and the kids aren't allowed any extra.

She shared her tip on Facebook and other parents have praised her genius idea.

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She writes: "I keep seeing these posts about kiddos wanting to eat all day while they are quarantined at home.

“This was my solution!

Lots of families will be staying indoors for the next few weeks (Photo: Shutterstock)

“Each child has their own colored snack basket. 

“In the morning I put their snacks in it for the day, when those snacks are gone they don’t get any more. 

“It makes them stop and think, ‘Do I really need a snack?' 

“I also put their cup for the day in there because I’m not washing 50 cups a day! Hahaha!”

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