Move over brown paper bags and juice boxes, young students are now using food delivery apps like Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes for their school lunches.
With Skip the Dishes recently launched in Owen Sound, food delivery is another opportunity to teach kids responsible spending habits. The ease kids can access this food sets them up to spend irresponsibly, and usually its the parents who will be footing the bill.
While students aren't going to stop buying food, these apps can be used to show students the tangibility of money, and allow them to see what they could buy with what they are spending on food.
“People Uber Eats McDonald’s to my school all the time, at least a few times a week,” says Jamie Bunga, a 16-year-old high school student.
“It’s encouraging irresponsible spending and it really adds up with parents having to pay the bill in the end. Especially when some kids are doing it every day,” said Jamie’s mom, Pam Salley, who is a mother of three.
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