How to Approach School Year Meal Planning with Your Kids

Now that you’ve settled into the school year, it’s time to discuss with your children what they can expect regarding meals and snacks at home. A general meeting at home about all expectations can save you any communications breakdowns at the wrong times. Why, you say, is this important?! Let me give you a couple of thoughts. Continue reading How to Approach School Year Meal Planning with Your Kids

Building a Better School Lunch—Hot or Cold

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Many children have a wonderful time taking a break in the day with their school lunches. Some families prefer a hot lunch, some prefer cold lunch, and some do a combination depending on the hot lunch being served and if the child likes it or not.

With the costs of food going up, it is important to plan a lunch that children will actually eat at school, after all, the school lunches are moving toward three dollars per student.

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