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School is back and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Proper nutrition is also a key ingredient for back-to-school success because it fuels brain cells, and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal learning. Packing your child’s lunch lets you know exactly what he or she is eating. Follow these tips and not only will you save money, but you will pack a nutritious lunch that your child will enjoy.
Make it nutritious!
Make it fun!
A nutritious lunch does not have to be boring or cost you a fortune. Making small changes can save you money. Try one or two tips each week and soon you should see some relief in your grocery bills. Remember that well-nourished children have a greater chance of success at school because they have the fuel and the energy they need to play and learn.
Damaris Karanja, MA, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, St. Louis County, University of Missouri Extension
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