The Wonderful Gift of Fatherhood – Creative Father Gives Great Example of Being Parent

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A few days ago while doing some everyday home activities, the TV was on and very interesting face took my attention. A very pleasant and good looking guy from Australia was sharing his story with a reporter about his unique and creative role as a parent.

George, 43 years old, parent of two girls shared his experience and passion for creating healthy lunch meals for his daughters. He is doing that for more than a year and it seems that although it was not his intention, he brings inspiration not only to his daughters but also to their classmates, the parents, and his friends.

What he does, at first sight, might seem time-consuming and requires some special skills. But George demonstrates that every parent (particularly every dad) can find time and space to prepare himself for work and find a way to make the kitchen a cheerful place of harmony and cooperation instead of stressful beginnings where everyone is yelling at each other.

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So what’s going on every morning somewhere in Geelong? Magic I would say. Nice chill out music is playing in the back, easy talk; the kitchen is a place of harmony.

Lead by the idea that “every child deserves love and health” every morning George enters his creative laboratory and brings up colorful, tasteful and most important healthy meals. There is a box and there is a rainbow in it. There are ingredients, a mastermind, and two satisfied shiny faces.

No sugar or candies and a lot of water throughout the day. It’s hard for me to imagine that his children stick to this lifestyle and understand its purpose when we the adults have difficulties to accept it.

His work was recognized and went viral on the social media. Through his blog and Instagram profile, he shares his passion and thousands are following him.


heritage school lunchbox by GeorgeHealthy meals, good parenting, being a good husband, inspiring other parents – I would say these are the benefits of George’s example.

But George looks further. He wants his daughters to get to know cultural differences. His Macedonian roots have inspired him to start sharing its traditional food and that continued every Friday when he prepares meals from various countries and traditions.

What I really appreciate and love about his effort and what he achieved is that he teaches his daughters that this, what he has been doing, is not an easy job and is not something that comes automatically in the plate. There is a living person who prepares these meals and cares for their wellbeing. It’s not something you can buy or get from an automat.

Every weekend he takes his family for shopping. Ciara and Anela can see where the food is coming from, can touch and choose for themselves which veggies or fruits to eat. He also has taken them to a farm so they can understand where the veggies, the fruit or the milk and the meat are coming from. To understand that it is a complex process and that it takes a lot of time and effort so all that food can come to the stores.

His kids don’t through their food away if they don’t like it. They take it back home because they appreciate it and know it costs. They also know that there are children around the world that cannot afford themselves certain meals that Australians have or that they have to grow their own food to survive.

So let’s imagine for a moment that we follow Georges’ example. Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do, for us and for our children?

Keep the good job mate!

27 Replies to “The Wonderful Gift of Fatherhood – Creative Father Gives Great Example of Being Parent”

  1. My observation is you can’t have this both ways. You can’t say states and cities who want to toughen policies (e.g. Arizona) are prohibited because immigration is strictly the purview of the federal government; but on the other hand say states and cities can loosen policies by being “sanctuary cities” and shield people from the federal immigration enforcement.

  2. Spending time with kids is priceless! Cherish every moment! No matter how.

  3. So true spending time with kids is priceless! Time will go by fast. Cherish every moment!

  4. That is so freakin’ creative and cool haha! My new example for when I will have kids xx

  5. This is such a cool idea! Not only that George’s girls get to eat healthy every day, they also get a chance to learn about other countries’ cultures through food. And that later will probably develop their love for discovering new countries through traveling.

  6. This father sounds great, he is setting a very good example for mothers and father alike. The standard he is living by is attainable, obviously requiring discipline and commitment but certainly achievable. I hope more people follow his exemplar lifestyle!

  7. This is so cool!! I definitely have to make one to take with me to work. Who said kids are the only ones who can have fun lol.

  8. This is such an inspiring story. This man is setting the right example for a lot of fathers out there. You are what you eat, and he is training his girls the right way.

  9. Commendable job by the dad & the daughters and thanks a lot for sharing the story

  10. I definitely try to cook for my child and with my child. i think it’s a great experience for her. She learns a lot about how to prepare food as well as the importance of making healthy things and foods value. It’s also such a great opportunity to socialize and get to know her better.

  11. What an inspiring man he is! He is setting an example for millions of father. Also, I liked the way how he is guiding his daughters about food from different cultures and teaching them not to waste it!

  12. Like motherhood, there is someone ro highlights fatherhood with great responsibility… It is exemplary…

  13. I’m loving this! What a wonderful father and role model. How cool is it that he found a way to connect with his kids via healthy food! Those kinds of ideas and habits will last a lifetime. Thank-you for sharing his story with us .. made me smile!

  14. We need more fathers to be involved in their children’s lives. Nice post 🙂

  15. I love that he takes the kids shopping so they can pick out their fruits and vegetables. I did this as well, and it works! If my kids picked it out, they wanted to eat it, and a lot of times I would let them help preparing the food, as well.
    It’s nice to hear something positive coming from the news for a change!

  16. Well done him, he completely deserves all the success that he gets. I like that he teaches his children to appreciate and not waste their food. That is a principle that we could all learn from x

  17. Great job George, I think it’s really important that we all know where our food comes from.

  18. It’s a commendable effort and it’s important to bond with your kids whichever way you can…Nice read ☺

  19. That’s awesome and a timely read, given I’m due to be a father at any moment. It’s so important to teach about food as it is so easy to take short cuts. Thanks for sharing.

  20. It’s lovely and inspiring seeing a father doing his part! Most men (at least the ones I know) are not as active parents! Thumbs up!

  21. I’m really impressed! Nice that a dad is playing his part in helping his daughters live a healthy and happy life. Good job!

  22. Such a sweet post 🙂 it is heart warming to read stories from fathers 🙂 thank you for this!

  23. Oh I love this! How lovely that a parent creates such a nutritious, healthy lunch for their children, and so much love has gone into that too!

  24. Superb. Habits developed now remain for a very long time. Good to see this as all starts with nutrition..!

  25. Parents are the only one to keep their child healthy and wealthy. I love your blog post. Lunch box matters a lot for any child and a perfect one will make him/her day perfect. Thanks for sharing it..

  26. That is fantastic! It’s so nice for a parent to take an active role in providing their children with a healthy lunch. What a great role model.

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