Making school lunches day in and day out is no walk in the park. Parents try hard to get the nutrition right and pack foods their kids will eat and even enjoy at school. From grade school to high school, students’ meal and snack choices at school can affect their health, weight and school success – both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. It’s important that kids actually EAT their lunch and snacks during the school day! Eating approximately every 3-5 hours is ideal for keeping up energy levels and prevent excessive hunger. Here are some timely tips to keep lunches healthy, encourage kids to eat it and save you time with the preparation.
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Author: Lucia Weiler is a Registered Dietitian (Nutritionist) and Professional Home Economist with a passion for food, health and wellness. She is the President of Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc. a consulting practice that provides expert services in nutrition trends, education, food safety and labelling compliance. Lucia is a pro at translating the science of nutrition into easy to understand, practical advice for Canadians. She is faculty at Humber College and Member of the Board of Directors for Dietitians of Canada.
For more insightful nutrition tips visit www.weilernutrition.com or follow on Twitter/Instagram @LuciaWeilerRD References: Duyff, AND Complete Food and Nutrition Guide (2017)
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