In an ideal world, parents would make their kids a healthy, whole-foods lunch every morning. But this is not an ideal world, this is reality! Busy parents often need a little help from the grocery store, and many modern kids like the “cool factor” of a packaged food in their lunch.
Above is a guide to help you make the best packaged food choices for your child’s lunch box. My recommendation is to make a lunch that includes a fruit, vegetable, whole grain and lean protein. Any packaged snack you include should be in a small portion and not the main part of the lunch. As for the beverage, water is always the best choice.