Back to school means helping kids choose a healthy lunch

August 14, 2017 | Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

School lunches, both packed and supplied by the school, play an important part in meeting a child’s daily nutrition needs. Most elementary age students need about 1,500 to 2,000 calories each day and eating a balanced lunch helps them meet that goal. By helping students choose a variety of colorful foods from the five food groups (vegetables, fruits, dairy, grains and protein) they will have a healthful meal and learn the importance of balanced eating.

Help your student make healthy choices this fall – establishing good, life-long, eating habits starts now!

Want to learn more about this topic? Explore these lessons!
“Oversweetened: The Truth about Sugary Drinks”

“Love Your Lunch”

“Get the facts: Know your food label” 

Looking for healthy recipes to share? Check out our Healthful Recipes board on Pinterest!