Packing a Healthy Lunch
The Worst Snacks to Pack in Your Kid’s Lunch Box
Eating for a Healthy Future
Kids shouldn’t have to worry about conditions like cardiovascular disease, but when approximately 12.5 million children ages 2 to 19 are obese, according to the CDC, it’s never too early to get serious about a disease-fighting diet. (Keep your family lean and fit for life with Eat This, Not That! For Kids!) When children are young, we are training them how to eat for life and how to appreciate healthy foods in the future, says Sarah Krieger, RD, who helps young people manage their weight. “But some kids will take a bag of chips and fruit punch to school and call it lunch,” she adds. Use this guide to learn about the foods that you should leave out of your child’s lunch box, like fruit snacks and cheesy crackers, and what to pack instead.