- Involve your child in the planning process. This will make it less likely that lunchbox items will get traded or tossed.
- Can the soda. One 12-ounce serving can contain as much as 12 teaspoons of sugar. Pack a water bottle or 100-percent juice box instead.
- Change it up. Keep lunches interesting by varying the contents. Go heavy on veggies, fruits and whole grains.
Children tend to copy our behavior, so set an example. Eat healthy at home, and consider packing your own healthy lunch to take to work.
Information from American Dietetic Association's Tip of the Day.