Children's Health and Wellness

A Better School Lunch

Here are some ideas on how to make your child's school lunch healthier: Make sandwiches using whole-wheat bread. If your child likes mayonnaise as a sandwich spread, choose the low-fat or nonfat variety. Chicken and turkey are good, lower-fat sandwich choices. Besides the sandwich, pack some baby carrots or cherry tomatoes, as well as fruit. A healthy alternative to soda as a lunch beverage is nonfat chocolate milk or plain milk.

Print Source: American Dietetic Association
Online Source: American Dietetic Associationhttp://www.eatright.org/
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/23/2005
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