As the growing concern over childhood obesity and diabetes hits closer to home, we are compelled as a nation (and in our communities), to take a stand against the epidemic that is affecting our youth. The Obama administration has made it their utmost priority to tackle the issue head on in our nation’s school system. More than 20 percent of children, kindergarteners and up, has put on extra weight due to fatty foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are ways to educate ourselves about diet and nutrition as it relates to our children. As we do so, we should put our minds to the test. A variety of sources can mean a healthier regimen for your child, so you may need to overhaul the ways in which you package their school lunches. Their school lunch don’t have to be bland though. You could select fresh food sources versus the sodium-rich, sugary products your sweet babies might be consuming on a regular basis.
In that regard, here are some healthy meal selections that your kids will enjoy: