Harvey County

Back to School Lunches

Schools have been very busy welcoming kids back in to the classroom! If you are packing a lunch keep these tips in mind:

  • Introduce children to a variety of wholegrain breads and rolls. Try an unassembled one they can eat in stages.
  • Veggies and dip are always a hit. Cut up carrots, cucumbers, broccoli or cauliflower and pack with a small container of your child’s favorite low-fat dressing.
  • Include a favorite item along with new foods. This way if the child doesn’t care for the new item, he or she will still have the old favorite.
  • Keep foods safe. Use insulated bags with reusable ice packs to keep foods cool. Use a lunch box with rigid sides to keep foods from getting crushed.
  • Try to eat foods that are in season, like peaches!
  • Let the child help pack the lunch to get them involved in helping make healthy choices.

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