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School Lunch Ideas

The average school lunch time is about 21 minutes. Consider the time children take to visit, and take restroom breaks -- they may have as little as 10 minutes to eat lunch. So remember to make those lunch foods convenient.

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Be sure vegetables snacks are portable. Keep carrot and celery sticks and peeled orange and tangerine sections packed in snack-size, zip-seal bags so kids can eat them on the go.

Slice a carambola for boxed lunches. Your child will be a "star."

Get your child involved in preparing and packaging lunches. Just one medium fruit, or 1/2 cup of chopped vegetable, equals a complete serving.

Five A Day can be fun and your children can participate in creative ways to attain better eating habits.

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