Tips For Packing Healthy Lunches:
1. Follow Canada’s Food Guide - choose foods from all four food groups every day:
2. Tuck in a healthy treat such as a homemade muffin, oatmeal cookie, or a low-fat granola bar. Try baking mini muffins for mini appetites. Many children like/need a snack at recess. When you bake a batch of muffins, wrap some individually and freeze them for quick lunch additions, or buy ready-made low-fat muffins such as bran or oatmeal and raisin.
3. Provide plenty to drink. Students who are dehydrated lose their ability to think and learn and can often be very distracted. Pack two or three drinks, if possible.
By Teresa Makarewicz, P.H.Ec.
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