Back to School Lunches on BT

Back to school is here! Parents dread the daily grind of making lunches - there's a battle between what kids want to eat & what's good for them. Healthy meals are essential to a child's well-being, growth and learning - it affects focus, energy, immune system and mood.

 Watch Rose on Breakfast Television breaking down what makes a great lunch here!
BT - Back to School Food Groups
 
Typical School Lunches
 BT Lunches
Lose: Chicken fingers and fries Choose: Baked chicken finger and bake wedge (homemade or store-bought)
Lose: Deli meat, hot dogs Choose: Sliced oven roasted chicken & roast beef
Lose: Processed cheese Choose: Whole sliced cheese or Babybel
 BT - Grains
Lose: White breads, "multigrain" breads, white Pasta, white rice Choose: 100 % whole wheat – pitas, tortillas, bread, crackers, English muffins, bagels, whole grain pasta/ quinoa, brown rice
 BT - Bento Box
Lose: Lunchables Choose: Make your own bento box - veggies/hummus/fruit/milk
Lose: Juice cocktails Choose: Real juices, water, milk
Lose: Thick crust pizza Choose: Thin crust, whole wheat - add more veggies and cheese
 BT - Breakfast
Lose: Sugary cereals, granola, waffle, croissant, oatmeal Choose: Egg & English muffin
Lose: Caesar salad Choose: Choose salads with lots of veggies, protein and light dressings
Snacks

BT - Snacks

Lose: processed, packaged snacks, granola bars Choose: diced fruits over sending them whole
Lose: artificial fruit snacks Choose: dried or fresh fruit
Lose: artificially sweetened yogourts Choose: healthier yogurt options like Greek yogurt
Choose: Eggs, edameme, seeds, hummus Save