There’s been so much attention on the National School Lunch Program that it’s often forgotten that parents make lunches too. As new nutrition guidelines are implemented in schools across the country, parents could also use some guidance.
A few months ago Stephanie Holguin from Foodie-isms asked me to write an introduction for her Lunch Box Love Series. At the time I was just starting to make my daughter’s lunch, something I was a little anxious about. But I knew this was something I was going to have to do for many years to come so I figured that I might as well get good at it. I combed through the Intstitute of Medicine‘s recommendations for school lunch and developed a check list.
5 Nutrition Must-Haves for Your Child’s School Lunch summarizes these nutrition recommendations and the rest of the posts in the series (next week) will translate the guidelines into lunch meals. So don’t miss the rest of the Lunch Box Love series for inspiration on what to include in your child’s packed lunch.