For full functionality of our website and the Store Locator it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.
Locally owned. Locally loved.
Home IconFind Your Store

Back-to-School Lunch-Box Tips


Being a parent often requires a non-stop juggling routine. In the rush to get your children to school, it’s important to remember the value of preparing a healthy lunch for them. (Kids can learn by helping to prepare, and then eventually preparing, their own lunches.) Just follow these easy tips:

  • Switch white bread for whole grain: You can also substitute whole-wheat tortillas and whole-wheat pita. Fill with proteins such as turkey slices and low-fat cheese. If your child prefers warm food in a thermos, fill it with brown rice, whole-grain pasta or even oatmeal.
  • Pack a rainbow: Choose green and purple grapes or colorful berries, dried apricots and mangos. Cut red and orange peppers into strips and pack them with a fun dipping sauce such as hummus or yogurt. Pack oranges already peeled and sliced.
  • Water, water, water: Juice adds a lot of unnecessary sugar and calories to your child’s diet. Pack a bottle of water instead. Not only does drinking water help eliminate extra sugar from their diet, but it also keeps children from getting dehydrated throughout the day. Low-fat milk is also a good idea.
  • Think about temperature: Keep hot foods warm by sending them in a thermos. Keep cold items cool by using ice packs. You can also use a refillable water bottle filled with ice cubes to keep things fresh, and it will provide drinking water at the same time.
Source: Kids.gov


back

Footer Menu