Kids’ Lunch and Snack Ideas

Kids’ lunch ideas give you some healthy ideas to grow a healthy child.  A child needs a meal or snack about every 2 to 3 hours.  Each meal must provide the building blocks of nutrients that support the little one’s constant growth.

For lunch, we must support growth, but also provide what is needed to learn in school and the energy needed for various physical activities. During lunch and snack time, food is not always the priority of your little one due to the socialization that takes place when kids get together.

Things To Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Kids Lunch

We should consider the following things when it comes to selecting meals (snacks) for children:

It should be familiar.  Don’t try anything new away from home.  It allows you to monitor the potential for allergic reactions and also maintains a certain emotional connectedness to home, which provides comfort.

Should be easy for them to handle.  Make sure that a sandwich is cut in quarters.  Make finger food in small bite-size pieces.

Make every morsel count.  There are many high-calorie, low-nutrient convenient snacks.  Available in bulk, these items have a reserved space in the pantries of most of homes and have become a daily staple in the little one’s lunch.

A kid’s lunch should contain good sources of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and natural sugar.

Should be pesticide free, non-genetically modified (GMO) and have few additives. 

Read labels and know the source of your food. Locally grown or organic fruit is best. The Environmental Work Group (EWG) provides a list of fruits and vegetables that are highest in pesticides. Apples, which are the most popular fruit for kids, is #1 on this list.

This information on this list is important because pesticides can have a negative impact on  child development.

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