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Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

02/15/12

(HealthDay News) -- If your kids are easily bored with the lunches you pack for school, try adding a little pizzazz (and nutrition) to the boring brown bag.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to make packed lunches more exciting for your kids:

  • Have a meeting when you plan out the week's lunches together.
  • Include special treats to celebrate special days; for example, pack red foods for Valentine's Day.
  • Pack new foods that your kids seem interested in.
  • Pack extras to share with friends, which could encourage a picky eater.
  • Buy some fun storage gear that will keep foods insulated.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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