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Pack It Up

Dealing with picky eaters? You may be bored of packing the same thing every day, but maybe they are not bored of eating it!  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Offer new foods on a regular basis.
  • Be a good role model by eating a variety of healthy foods so they can see you enjoying them.
  • Involve your children in preparing meals or snacks. They will be more likely to try new foods when they’ve helped!

For more ideas, tool and resources to support packing healthy lunches, check out www.brightbites.ca – Pack It Up.  Support Healthy Lunches and earn a badge!

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Pack a rainbow in your child’s lunch!

Send your child to school with a lunch full of colourful veggies and fruit! Try these kid friendly ideas:

  • Add grated carrot to egg or tuna salad.
  • Pack veggies or fruit in small bite size pieces.
  • Cut veggies and fruit using tools like melon ballers, vegetable crinkle cutters, cookie cutters or even an egg slicer to add some fun.
  • Add a shake of cinnamon for flavor to cut fruit that tends to turn brown.
  • Send a small container of yogurt to dip fruit in; try hummus for veggies.

For more ideas, tool and resources to support packing healthy lunches, check out www.brightbites.ca – Pack It Up.  Support Healthy Lunches and earn a badge!

Boost School Nutrition.  Receive Recognition.  One Bite at a Time.

 

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

A school lunch should give children the energy and nutrients they need to learn, be more alert and do well at school.

When planning lunches keep these tips in mind:

  • Include a variety of foods each day.
  • Rather than buying pre-made lunch kits, make your own healthy lunch kit with divided containers and small bite-sized cheese cubes, left over chicken chunks, whole grain cereal, veggie sticks or fruit slices.
  • Get your kids to eat more veggies…send cucumber slices, zucchini sticks and pepper strips with dip.
  • Fill whole wheat or multi grain wrap/pitas/tortilla shells with your child’s favourite foods like hummus and grated carrot or shredded cheese and beans.
  • Send water to drink – it is the best choice for all of us.

For more ideas, tool and resources to support packing healthy lunches, check out www.brightbites.ca – Pack It Up.  Support Healthy Lunches and earn a badge!

Boost School Nutrition.  Receive Recognition.  One Bite at a Time.