the 'green' kid lunchbox

Monday, August 16, 2010

according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, kids consume about 50% of their daily calories at school!  studies also show that children who eat a healthy diet can concentrate and perform better at school!

a healthy lunch is balanced with fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  getting kids to eat their vegetables is often the most challenging part of packing a good lunch.  try these strategies for getting your child to eat their vegetables:
  • grate fresh or steamed vegetables into a sandwich or wrap
  • add vegetables to hot foods like pasta & sauce or mac-n-cheese
  • make a bean burrito with roasted veggies, salsa and sour cream
  • add thinly sliced vegetables to sandwiches
excerpt from The Co-Op Advantage
photo courtesy of kiwimagonline

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