My children go to a school where there isn’t sandwich for school lunch hot lunch program so they have to pack their own lunches, although I know many children do indeed have an option for hot lunch. Unfortunately the majority of hot lunch programs throughout the United States offer food that is not conducive to health or mental attentiveness at all. I have created a handy chart that you can post on your fridge to help as a guideline.
When children pack their own lunch they are more likely to eat what is there. For example, if I were to pack a salad in my daughter’s lunchwould she eat it? Now, on to many ideas for packing a healthy school lunch from some fabulous blogs. First off we have Kim from Affairs of Living. She shares healthy, gluten-free, allergy-free recipes on her blog. For this event, Kim devoted a whole post to Packing a Healthy, Allergen-Free Lunch. Cashew Cheese recipe, plus numerous ideas for creating a healthy, balanced meal.