School Lunch

 School is starting right around the corner. How will you make sure that your child is properly nourished at school? Keep these tips in mind when packing a lunch:

–         Include foods from at least 3 food groups, one of them being a fruit or a vegetable.

–         Have your child help pack the lunch. Offer 2 options for them to choose from that you know will give them the nourishment they need to get through their day. This will give them ownership in their decision while you can still feel good that they are getting proper nutrition.

–         Sugary beverages (ie soda, juice, koolaid) are not necessary for lunch, or at any time for that matter. Send your child to school with ‘milk money’ or pack a water to quench their thirst.

–         Pack lunches in an insulated bag with an ice pack to keep perishable items safe to eat. Wash out lunch bags/boxes on a regular basis with warm soapy water. 

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