How to Pack Healthy School Lunches: Monday

This week we’ll be taking a look at different school lunches packed by five NCLR staffers who have school-aged children to give an idea of what you can put in your own child’s lunch box.

Today’s school lunch comes from our Associate Director of Communications, Camila Gallardo. Camila lives in Miami, and for her nine-year-old fourth grader she packed the following:


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  • Salad with lettuce, lean ham, shredded mozzarella, and ranch dressing
  • Grapes
  • Drinkable yogurt
  • Bottled water

Helpful tip: Include at least one serving of fruit or vegetable in every lunch. Try grapes, pears, melon, berries, apples, or pineapple. Fruits cut into slices, cubed, or with yogurt may be more appealing for children. Baby carrots, sliced celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers make excellent lunch sides. You can also sneak these vegetables and lettuce into sandwiches.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for another nutritious meal to pack your kid.

Read all our helpful tips for packing healthy school lunches.

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