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Healthy Lunchbox Ideas For Back To School

As kids go back to school either in person or virtually, April shares healthy lunch box ideas.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:46 PM

April Sins, Dietician with Rouses Markets, showed easy back to school lunchbox ideas that can boost your child's immune system. 

Immune Promoting Foods to Pack in the Lunch Boxes

By April Sins, MS, RDN, LDN

There are mainly 5 vitamins and 4 minerals that are immune promoting nutrients. Let’s look at a few ways that we can get the most nutrition in our lunch box:

1) Add a source of Vitamin C – Grape snacking tomatoes or mandarin cups make a great finger food

2) Add a source of Vitamin A – Carrots or Bell Peppers with Hummus

3) Add a source of Vitamin D – Choosing milk over sugary drinks or juice can help add a source of Vitamin D

4) Add a source of Vitamin E – Adding nuts or seeds mixed with dried fruit, or having a peanut butter sandwich

5) Add a source of B6 – choosing chickpea pasta noodles or hummus

6) Add whole grains – Whole grains are a source of iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc which are all immune promoting minerals. Ex. Whole grain pita bread, whole wheat crackers

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