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Why Parents Are Sending Pies to Their College Kids Right Now

Sending a child off to university is a significant milestone in any parent's life. It marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with opportunities for growth and independence. While parents may worry about their child's well-being, one way to ensure they stay well-nourished is by sending them a supply of delicious pies. In this blog post, we'll focus on the importance of proper food and the comfort of home-cooked meals.

Convenience Amidst Busy Schedules

University life can be hectic, with lectures, assignments and extracurricular activities filling up students' schedules. Many students find themselves scrambling to find time to prepare meals or even grab a quick bite to eat. By sending pies to their children, parents provide a convenient and hassle-free meal option that can be enjoyed quickly during breaks. Pies are quick and easy to heat up and require minimal preparation, making them the perfect solution for busy students.  It’s a gift that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to their faces!

2. Nutritious and Balanced Meals

Proper nutrition is essential for maintaining energy levels and concentration – both crucial for academic success. We know that many students fall into the trap of relying on fast food or processed snacks, which can lack essential nutrients, contributing to lethargy and poor concentration. Our pies, on the other hand, offer a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables, providing students with the fuel they need to power through long study sessions or the end of year exam season. 

3. A Taste of Home Comfort

For many students, university is their first time living away from home and feelings of homesickness are not uncommon. While parents may not be able to physically be there for their children, sending them a gift of pies can provide a taste of home. Whether it's a classic Steak and Ale pie, a hearty Chicken and Mushroom pie, or a Spinach and Vegan Feta pie, the familiar flavours and aromas of home-cooked meals can provide a sense of warmth and comfort - a bit like a virtual hug.

Pie and chips tea

4. Budget-Friendly Options

University students are usually on a tight budget, juggling accommodation costs and living expenses. Eating out or ordering takeaways regularly can quickly eat into their finances, leaving little room for other essentials. Pies can be purchased in bulk and frozen for later consumption, providing students with a cost-effective solution for meal planning. Especially useful at the end of the academic year, when pressure of exams can stretch budgets further as they scramble to keep on top of everything.

5. Encourages Independence and Life Skills

Learning to cook and prepare meals is an essential life skill that every young adult should master. By sending pies to university students, parents encourage independence and self-sufficiency, giving their children ideas about their own nutrition and well-being. Pies are easy to heat up and require minimal cooking skills, making them an excellent starting point for students who are new to the kitchen. And you can choose between our range of side dishes, so they receive a complete pie meal in one box!  Over time, students may feel inspired to experiment with cooking and develop a repertoire of homemade meals.

Balanced meal deal of pies and sides

6. Promotes Mental Well-being

The transition to university life can be overwhelming, with students facing academic pressure, social challenges and homesickness. Amidst these stressors, having access to comforting and nutritious meals can play a crucial role in promoting mental well-being. By sending pies to their children, parents provide a tangible expression of love that can have a positive impact on their mental health. 

Sending pies to university students is not just about providing them with a convenient meal option – it's about nurturing their physical, emotional and mental well-being during a time of significant transition and growth. Pies offer a taste of home comfort and a reminder of parental love and support that can make all the difference in a student's university experience. So, to all the parents out there, why not send your child at university a supply of their favourite delicious pies – it will be appreciated much more than you can imagine.

A tray of pies bringing a smile to mans face

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