A proper school lunch is key to academic success. Children who lack proper nutrition, either through breakfast or lunch, have difficulty focusing in school resulting in lower academic performance.
Healthy Habits at Home
According to this article on Health.com, “Why Healthy School Meals Matter” the following can help reinforce healthy eating habits with children:
- Involve more on-site food preparation and actual cooking
- Include more locally produced food
- Include more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fat-free/low-fat milk and milk products
These same habits are just as important when it comes to involving children in the preparation of their lunches. By instilling a love of healthy food at a young age, children are better set up for a lifetime of healthy choices.
The infographic below provides some tips and tricks for tackling school lunches this year including the right kind of lunch box, a clever way of organizing lunch ingredients, and lunch ideas for the whole year.
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