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Make Over Your Kid's Lunch

Packing a healthy lunch that your kids will get excited about, and, more important, eat, is a real challenge. In fact, when Meredith Corporation's Motherboard surveyed moms, 85% admitted to sometimes preparing not-so-healthy meals and 84% were looking for new options to add to their children's brown bag. So we've come up with tips and suggestions for turning an average lunch into one that will earn you high honors.

By Elizabeth M. Ward, R.D.

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Bologna and American cheese sandwich
Peter Ardito
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C+ Sandwich

A sandwich made with white bread lacks the fiber needed to keep kids full until snack time. And while American cheese is packed with protein and contributes the same amount of calcium for strong bones as low-fat cheddar cheese, it has about twice the fat.

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