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Healthier School Lunches for Kids

Making Lunch Count

Making Lunch Count

Whether they’re picky eaters or not, many kids trade or skip the lunches their parents dutifully pack. The consequences of skipping a noon-time meal or reaching for their favorite nutrient-poor foods — besides parental angst — include difficulty concentrating on school lessons, lack-luster energy for sports and activities and over-indulging on after-school snacks. For a nutritious and delicious lunch your kids will actually eat, try these healthier takes on five lunchtime favorites.

By Elizabeth Carey. Published October 1, 2012. Elizabeth Carey is a Denver, CO-based writer and editor. She fuses a passion for journalism with health, fitness and outdoor activity.