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What's on the Menu? Healthy Choices for Your Child's Hot Lunch

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Unhealthy Choice: Macaroni and Cheese


Macaroni and cheese is an old standby that's high in flavor, and also in fat. This dish has over 20 grams of fat and around 350 calories per serving - not the greatest option for your child to have at school.

Next: Try Instead: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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