Healthy Lunch Suggestions

The newest USDA food pyramid recommends eating enough servings of fruits and vegetables to total 3-5 cups daily - the exact amount depends on age, sex and activity level. (See www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html for more details.) Lunch is an excellent opportunity to provide some of these servings to schoolchildren. Fruits and vegetables are healthy, quick and easy to prepare, and they add variety to school lunches.

When preparing lunch for your child, toss any combination of the following into a container:

(To prevent fresh fruits from turning brown, dip the fruit in pineapple juice or lemon juice immediately after cutting it.)

Serving tips:

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