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Improving School Lunches

Are school lunches healthy enough?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed common-sense nutrition guidelines to improve school lunches and breakfasts; including more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk and less salt, unhealthy fats, and calories.

So you thought all that news about Congress passing a new Child Nutrition Bill meant that we had solved the problem of junk food in our schools, right?

Well, have you seen a change in what your child is served at school? Do you ask your kid what he or she eats at school?

Or would providing our children with a lunch made at home make for a more healthy and fresh meal for them to eat away from home?

Encouraging kids to take a packed lunch helps ensure that kids get a nutritious meal at least if it’s occasionally. Additionally, a simple turkey sandwich, yogurt and some fruit is cheap and easy.

Summer August 31, 2011 at 04:44 AM
I always pack my kids' lunches to make sure they are eating food that they'll enjoy and that will be healthy for them. We use the laptop lunches bento boxes which help me organize their lunches without too much stress and provides them a great presentation, so they don't feel like they're missing out on anything. You should check them out at: www.laptoplunches.com.

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