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Healthy Lunch Boxes for Kids

There has been a lot of news and momentum lately regarding cafeteria food for kids in schools. Jamie Oliver started a food revolution in Huntington, West Virginia; Rachael Ray started a food movement in New York City, but what about parents at home?

When I was growing up, my elementary and middle school didn’t have a cafeteria, so all kids relied on the food their parents sent them to school with. The staple seemed to be a sandwich along with a bag of chips and a can of soda, but there are much healthier lunches that kids could be eating that are easy to make.

In the most recent issue of GOOP, a newsletter written by Gwyneth Paltrow, she spoke with two “foodie moms” to bring to life some great ideas to put in your child’s lunchbox. Some of the featured recipes include a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich, roll ups made with sliced deli meats and cheese, and even homemade granola bars that look better than anything I have seen in stores. And they aren’t loaded with sugar and preservatives.

To get these recipes and more ideas visit: GOOP

For more information on the food revolutions in schools, read:
School Cafeteria Gets Healthy Makeover
Rachael Ray Gets Kids Cooking
Jaime Olivers Food Revolution

April 30th, 2010

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