Information from Public Health

Posted August 25, 2019

Children that eat well, learn well. A variety of food provides the energy and nutrients needed to pay attention, learn, grow and be active! Try to include at least one food item from each of these 4 categories in your child’s lunch every day.

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Protein-rich Foods (beans, lentils, chickpeas, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, plain yogurt, plain milk)
  • Whole Grains & Starchy Vegetables (whole grain pasta or bread, potatoes, corn)

Additional tips:

  • Send a re-usable water bottle with water every day.
  • Involve your kids in planning and preparing – it takes
    two to mango! Kids are more likely to eat food that they were involved in making.
  • Be a positive role model. Kids are smart and always watching, so if you’re eating the veggies, they’ll likely eat them too!
  • Check out for school lunch tips and recipes.

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