Back-to-School Lunch Tips
When packing lunches for young kids, think contrast and variety. Using lots of colors, textures and shapes makes lunches more tempting for little ones.
Source: University of California, Davis
- Color : Include foods with at least two colors from the rainbow along with neutral colors from grains, meats and dairy products.
- Texture : Include soft foods, such as bread, rice or pasta along with something crunchy or crisp, such as fresh fruits and veggies, chopped nuts, etc.
- Shapes : Perk up a lunch box by cutting sandwiches and other foods into strips or triangles. Consider adding foods that naturally come in interesting shapes, such as cauliflower “clouds” or sliced bell pepper "rings."