Packing Healthy Lunches for Kids - Part 3 of 3 Part Back to School blog series
By Angela Onsgards, R.D.
With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how we will fuel our children and keep them energized and alert throughout the school day. One of the most important tips that I recommend to parents is involving their children in planning and preparing their school lunches. This will increase the likelihood that the kids will enjoy their lunch and decrease trading with other kids for less healthy choices.
A good rule of thumb is to provide 1 serving of grain or starchy vegetable, 1 serving of lean or plant-based protein, a healthy source of fat, and lots of non-starchy vegetables and fruit.