Healthy school lunches for your kids

Caring For Our Kids

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Making sure kids eat a healthy lunch is important, especially now that they are back in school.

Buying lunch at school gives your child the opportunity to call the shots on which foods to eat.

But, many parents and children prefer to pack lunches instead.

So, we’re getting tips for packing healthy lunches from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Clinical Dietitian Janet Buck.

Tips for getting kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch time:

  • Serve smaller portions, presented in attractive ways for children
  • Get kids involved in preparing their lunches
  • Give them choices between 2 or 3 healthy items rather than nag or dictate what they eat

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