Back to School Lunches

by
Kindergarten children eating lunch

It is that time of year when the kids are heading back to school. It is important for kids to have a healthy meal at school. Here are some ideas for packing healthy lunches for your little ones. You can make lean meat sandwiches, like turkey or chicken on whole wheat bread. You can even […]

It is that time of year when the kids are heading back to school. It is important for kids to have a healthy meal at school. Here are some ideas for packing healthy lunches for your little ones.

  • You can make lean meat sandwiches, like turkey or chicken on whole wheat bread. You can even buy fun shaped bread that will make the sandwich more exciting.
  • Another idea is to fill up pita bread with hummus & veggies.

Some tasty foods to choose from to go with your main course are yogurt, string cheese, grapes, carrots, raisins or applesauce.

Food PlateTry to think about giving your kids a variety of foods in a variety of colors. The My Plate Method recommends ½ of the plate to be filled with fruits and vegetables, ¼ of the plate to be starchy foods (this would include starchy vegetables like corn and peas) & ¼ of the plate filled with protein (this would include lean meats like chicken, fish, turkey and cheese).

Also, don’t forget about food safety. Remember it is important to keep perishable items cold. Make sure to pack an ice pack & use insulated lunch bags.

Registered Dietitians

Registered Dietitians

Compassionate, eager, enthusiastic, and diverse might be some of the words used to describe this talented group of women. This healthcare team has worked with a gamut of patients including those diagnosed with diabetes, taught classes for patients who have undergone open heart surgery, educated patients who are faced with the difficult decision to have life changing bariatric surgery, or have prescribed medical nutrition therapy for the critically ill. This group of dietitians are friends, mothers, wives, athletes, volunteers, and devoted professionals to the ever changing world of healthcare. Most of the dietitians went to colleges in the Midwest (MU, K State, Iowa State, and Ohio State) and have made their homes in Kansas City, both Missouri and Kansas. Our team mottos are, “Everything In Moderation” and “All foods fit.”

View Their Posts >
  • wehatesheep

    Great article. Very informative!