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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, RD

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Turkey and whole wheat sandwich
Peter Ardito
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A+ Sandwich

Your child gets 2 of her 3 recommended daily servings of whole grains, along with 4 g of filling fiber, from this sandwich. Deli turkey is virtually fat-free and offers nearly one-third more protein than bologna.

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