Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Your Child's Lunchbox

Teach your child about healthy eating by having them help pack their lunchbox.
Kids like eating food that they’ve picked out and made.

What’s in your child’s lunchbox?
Lunch is the second most important meal of the day for kids. And just as restaurant meals tend to pack in more fat and calories than food made in your own kitchen, new research suggests that federally funded school lunches may be contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic.

Make time to pack your kids’ lunch as often as possible, and include them in the process. Have them pick out a whole-grain bread that they will eat, and give them a few healthy snack options, like apples, baby carrots, raisins or popcorn. Always pack a mixture of grains, protein, low-fat dairy and fruit or vegetables for a well-rounded lunch.

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