Information from Public Health
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.
- 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)
- 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 UnlockFood.ca for school lunch tips and recipes.
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For more information visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca