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BEATING THE LUNCH BOX BLUES

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat Better, Eat Together Balancing Act blog carnival hosted by MealsMatter and Dairy Council of California to share ways families everywhere can make time for family meals that include foods from all the food groups. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating […]

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6 STEPS TO SEAMLESS PACKED LUNCHES

Packing lunch is often the least favorite among a long list of back-to-school chores. Here is a list of six tips to help it go a little smoother. 1. Plan Ahead • Pre-pack snacks and sides in re-usable storage containers for the week so you can “grab and go” on school days. Sorting and packing […]

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6 FRESH IDEAS FOR LUNCHBOX VEGGIES

I’ve been thinking about school lunch more than usual this week in light of the hullaballo over a Chicago school principal banning children from bringing sack lunches from home. Preparing school lunch is a lot of work, and packing a nutritious one, even more so. Vegetables are one important element that often gets overlooked. And […]

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