February 25, 2023
For many of us, the daycare or preschool lunch is a chance for our kids to try new things. But for your child, it’s more than just an opportunity to try new foods – it’s also an important part of growing up and learning how to eat healthy foods. In order to make sure your kid gets the most out of his or her school lunch experience, here are some tips on what types of food should be included in their packed lunch:
It’s easy to get stuck in a lunch rut!
Keep it simple, but nutritious.
The key to packing a good lunch is variety. You want to include foods from all of the food groups: fruit and vegetables, protein (meat or cheese), grains (breads/cereal), dairy products (milk). A good rule of thumb is that your child should eat at least one serving of each group per day. When in doubt about what’s healthy for your kid? Don’t forget about water! It’s important too!
Also remember that while you’re packing lunches for preschoolers and daycare kids who are growing up fast, don’t forget about allergies or other dietary restrictions that may apply at home or school–especially if there are multiple children with different needs packed into one classroom!
Preschoolers need a variety of food groups, including fruits, vegetables and protein at lunchtime.
There are many benefits to packing your child’s lunch. It can be a fun way to bond with them, and it allows you to know exactly what they’re eating (and whether it’s healthy).
However, this process can also be stressful if you’re not sure what kind of food is best for preschoolers. Luckily, there are plenty of options for packing lunches that provide the right balance between fruits, vegetables and protein–all while avoiding excess sugar or salt.
We hope we’ve inspired you to pack your preschooler’s lunch with more care and thoughtfulness. As you can see, there are so many options available! Nourishing foods like fruits, vegetables and protein-rich proteins will help them grow strong and healthy while also providing a variety of tastes that will keep their interest in eating high. The best part is that these foods are easy on the budget too–which means more money for other things like fun activities at daycare or school!