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How to Make Healthy Choices in the Lunch Line

While many families pack a lunch, many students do purchase lunch at school. I'm a registered dietitian, and a mom, and understand the worry that children might not be making healthy decisions when it comes to filling their plate at school. Here are a few simple tips to encourage kids to make the right choices in the lunch line.

 

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Choosing the Right PB&J

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic favorite of kids of all ages. It can sometimes get a bad rap for being unhealthy, but this popular sandwich can easily become healthy by paying attention to 3 key things.

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Choosing the Right Breakfast Staples

As a busy mom of two school-aged children, I know how hectic weekday breakfast can be. There’s no time to make a full breakfast, so we turn to quick and easy options. Three of the easiest breakfast choices are cereal, frozen waffles and instant oatmeal, but how do you know which are the best to fuel up kids before heading off to school? Here are tips on choosing the right ones.

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Tips for Building a Healthier Easter Basket

Easter is such a fun holiday for my kids. My four & two year olds love reading books about Easter, what the holiday is about, and of course, the Easter Bunny. Growing up, I remember the joy and excitement when opening my Easter basket. There was always a bag of jellybeans, a chocolate Easter Bunny, and other fun things like coloring books, crayons, or a fun bow for my hair. Then we would go to the backyard and hunt for Easter eggs. Some were eggshells that we dyed with fun colors and others were plastic eggs to open with usually more candy.

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Healthy Stocking Stuffers for Kids

As a kid I remember waking up Christmas morning and racing with my brother to see who got to our stocking first.  Christmas stockings were always so much fun to me.  There were so many fun gifts in there, as if they were getting us ready for the gifts under the tree.  They could be filled with anything from candy to socks to small toys. I love seeing the same reaction on my kid’s faces on Christmas morning.  They race to their stockings and dump them out onto the floor with excitement.  In place of candy I opt for non-candy treats and anything I think they need or will have fun with. 

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