The CBC has put online a question and answers interview with some dieticians about how to pack a healthy lunch for kids at school.
There is no reason why you can’t pack a healthy lunch for yourself too!
What are common misconceptions?
Cohen: A lot of people think healthy lunches taste boring, that it’s rabbit food or that it tastes all the same.
How can parents create healthy meals?
Cohen: What’s really important to take small steps. With any program you should not turn everything upside-down. The key is to be educated, talk to your kids and make small changes.
For example, use whole-wheat pasta, low-sugar yogurts and add more fruits to your child’s meals.
Instead of saying “healthy lunches,” talk about balanced eating with your kids. Once they start eating healthier and they go back to trying processed foods, they won’t like them as much.