Low Cost Ways to Make Your Child's Lunch More Appealing

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Posted on 08/23/2011

Studies prove that kids who eat healthy breakfasts and lunches earn better grades than those who have an unhealthy diet. They’re able to stay more alert and focused on their school work. That means parents should not take their job of packing lunches lightly. Here are low cost ways to make your child’s lunch more appealing.


Use Dipping Sauce - Kids may be uninterested in fruit until you include a toothpick and dipping sauce with it. Yogurt makes a great pairing with fruit and can entice picky eaters to chow down on grapes, strawberries or apple wedges.


Just Add Jonas Brothers - Let your kids eat with the Jonas Brothers, the cast of High School Musical, Mickey or their favorite Disney character. Simply print out these free lunch notes from Disney-stationary.com, personalize them with some encouraging words and pop them in the lunch.


Try Kid-Friendly Lunch Recipes - What kids find appealing is often far different than what adults may enjoy munching. But the free recipes at Nickjr.com are all focused on little eaters. From Diego’s Safari Cheese Snacks to Wonder Pets Ants on a Log, these yummy lunches will be nothing but a fun memory once the lunch hour ends.


Keep Your Cool - Warm milk and cold soup will likely not be consumed by picky eaters. Keep cold things cool and hot things warm with an insulated lunch bag. L.L. Bean promises improved insulation with their latest line of lunch boxes. Choose from various styles, sizes and designs starting at $14.99.


Shake Things Up - The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid suggests including at least two servings from the bread group and one serving from each of the other food groups in your child’s lunch. Don’t simply stick to a boring sandwich—shake things up with pita, bagels, English muffins or tortillas instead of plain sandwich bread.


By Alison Storm


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Personalization Mall coupon - Get 'em a cool personalized lunch box and backpack to make lunch time an extra treat! Save 15% sitewide with coupon code SCHOOL15 through 08/31/2011.

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