What our kids eat is critically important — especially in the middle of the school day, when good nourishment is key to learning. But it’s a tall order to prepare a meal that’s healthy, tastes great hours after you make it, appeals to your children and isn’t bad for the environment. Especially for busy parents on a weekday morning!
The kids may still be running through the sprinkler, but for us parents, back-to-school time is here, and along with it that nagging issue of school lunches. What can you put in that lunchbox that’s healthy, gentle on the environment and — importantly — that your child will actually eat?
The Environmental Working Group wants to help you feel good, not frustrated, about school lunches. So EWG staffers, including our in-house nutritionist, put together these tips to help you start the school year on the right foot for your child’s health and the environment — in just five easy steps.