Healthy lunches don’t have to be boring or redundant! National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is October 9-13, 2017 and this year’s theme is: ‘School Lunch: Recipes for Success’, making it the perfect time for parents to revamp the art of packing lunches. NSLW was created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to celebrate the successes of the National School Lunch Program. Here are three easy tips for making lunchtime fun and healthy:
Eat a rainbow of foods – Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great way to bring some color into lunch boxes. Using a variety of colorful foods is a great way to keep kids interested and excited to try new things. Make sure to incorporate all food groups – fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, and grains.