How to Pack a Lunch

Parents assume the lunch they make is healthier than the one served at school, but the Canadian Institutes of Health Research found that the typical lunch box is a nutritional nightmare, filled with sugar, salt and saturated fat. Here's how to do better

Milk Although always a better choice than soda, whole milk is the largest source of saturated fat in children's diets. Healthier Choice: Fat-free or 1% milk.

Fruit Applesauce and fruit cups are kid favorites but can be drenched with calorie- and sugar-laden corn syrup. Healthier Choice: Whole fruit or homemade fruit salad is always the best choice. Or look for fruit snacks without added sugar.

Fruit Strips These chewy treats might seem like a healthy dessert, but they often contain more sugar than fruit. Healthier Choice: Read labels carefully to find strips that are all fruit, like Tropicana FruitWise.

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