School Lunch Ideas

Prepare to Go Back to School with Sneakz

Parents can help their kids start the new school year off right by packing healthier lunchboxes. Kids who eat better do better in school, according to studies of Nova Scotia fifth-graders and of the Healthier Options for Public Schoolchildren program

A balanced boxed lunch should combine nutrient-rich foods from each of the five food groups -- Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains and Meat & Beans -- to supply the protein, fat and carbohydrates needed to sustain energy and concentration.

Luckily, there is no shortage of great ideas for delicious and nutritious kids’ lunch recipes and snack ideas online, and many can be made quickly and are easy to pack.

Healthier Kids and Happier Hearts

To get you started, we've rounded up some healthy, kid-friendly lunchbox meals that are not only appealing for kids to eat but also pack in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need.

Healthy recipes and back-to-school ideas for kids' lunches

Be sure to give your child lots of variety, so he/she doesn’t get tired of eating the same thing every day and want to trade for less healthy options. And, consider letting children help select and prepare their meals, because they may be more likely to eat them if they are involved in the process.
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