Hands up who used to ditch their mum’s sandwiches on the way to school? In Japan, lunch boxes come with inbuilt videos showing the hapless parent slaving away in the kitchen, preparing the lunchtime feast. Definition of a guilt-trip, if ever I saw one.
Don’t worry though; kids don’t actually have these lunch boxes yet. It was shown off at a conference by a Japanese research group, who thought that kids might get a kick out of seeing their parents making their lunch for them – and then the parents could watch footage that evening of their kid gobbling up the food. Or chucking it from the window of the school bus. [LunchCommunicator via DigInfo via DVICE]