Fun, nutritious, delicious… you can have it all when it comes to helping your child eat well at school!
1. Ask them!
Give them the final say among a few healthy choices,
“Do you want a pear or grapes today?”
“Milk or 100% orange juice?”
“Salsa or salad dressing for dipping your veggies?”
“Want your turkey on whole grain bread, a bun, or in a wrap?”
2. Mix it up!
Lunch doesn’t always have to be about sandwiches: leftovers from last night’s supper, cold pancakes or waffles, perogies, soft-shelled tacos… keep them guessing! Be as creative as possible — try to include lots of bright colours. Kids love fun containers — take your child to the dollar store and let them pick some out.
3. Avoid pre-packaged lunches!
(they tend to be high in salt and fat) Make your own with low-fat cheese sticks and lower-fat meats cut into shapes, or give them pita bread with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings to make their own mini-pizza.
For more ideas check out the link: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/pdf/healthy_lunch_box.pdf
(Thanks to Barb Hazenveld for the info.)