4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox

Submitted by admin on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:27

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about back to school. And, as a nutrition editor and registered dietitian, that means lunch (and maybe even breakfast or snack). “What should I be packing for meals for my kid while they’re at school?” is a question I hear often.

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Here are a few suggestions to help you fuel your kiddo’s young brain and body.

Green Bag It: Lunches to Go

Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 11:53
Take-along lunches are back in style. Packing your lunch saves money, encourages you to eat a healthy meal and can reduce waste. Lunches packed with disposable items, such as plastic baggies and yogurt containers, create an average of 67 pounds of waste per year, per person, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

5 Yummy Peanut Free Lunches

Submitted by admin on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 15:47
Packing a healthy lunch is hard enough when you’re trying to get out of the house in the morning. And as more food products with peanuts and peanut butter are recalled, making lunch can be even more difficult. Luckily there are many other healthy lunch recipes to choose from. We’ve put together five easy lunch recipes that will satisfy the most picky eater and keep you away from questionable nut products as well. Quick Healthy Lunch Recipes: