The school cafeteria environment gives children the opportunity to expand their palate, sample unfamiliar foods and learn to make healthy food choices independently. Recently implemented federal regulations now require cafeterias to offer more fruit, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting sodium, calories and unhealthy fats in school meals, aiding students in these decisions.
School is just around the corner for most moms and so that means packing daily lunches is too. What do we pack that is healthy for our kiddos? Why do kids need healthy lunches?
Remember back in the day when your mom or dad would put fun little notes in your lunch boxes? I remember my mom throwing in a few notes here and there and they were always endearing or silly. Before homeschooling, I would try to remember to add those notes, but in the midst of busy schedules, I would forget. Lunchbox Buddies offers a new way of putting notes in your child’s lunchbox.
With this month being National Nutrition Month, it is the perfect time to evaluate what goes into your child’s lunchbox and to encourage them to make healthier food choices at school.