Fredericksburg Parent

August 2017

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www.FredParent.NET 21 More Lunch Box Ideas SWEET TREATS • Ginger snaps • Fig bars (in various fruit flavors) • Oatmeal cookies • Mini muffins CAFETERIA LINE As many Americans eat way too few of these, be sure to select a fruit, veggie and dairy product in addition to the protein and grain you will be served in the cafeteria line. If you are given a choice of a few entrees to select for the lower calorie, most nutri- ent rich item(s). This may require learned nutrition education skills. Be wary of ala carte items- often they will be less nutrient dense and can require an additional out of pocket expense. OTHERS Be sure to add a salad or raw veggies • Yes, cold pizza can work • For the little ones...send warm soup or last night's spaghetti • Boars Head Lower Sodium Ham rolled up and skewered with a tooth pick. Send in honey mustard sauce for dipping. • Low fat chicken or tuna salad sent in a separate container, and spoon onto your bread at lunch time to prevent soggy bread. SNACKS • Pretzels or traditional Chex Mix • Rice cakes - bring soynut butter or reduced fat cream cheese to spread on at lunch • Barbara's Puffins Cinnamon breakfast cereal are bite sized tasty, high fiber nuggets to enjoy on their own without a bowl or milk. • Cereal sure to check labels as some are health ier than others, for example Barbara's Puffins Blueberry Cereal Bars are wheat free, have no trans fat and taste great. MADE GOOD bars, Kids Cliff bars • Low-fat microwave popcorn or Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn • Robert's Smart Puffs or Pirates Booty are crunchy cheese flavored snacks. • A small handful of walnuts (Omega-3 fats) mixed in with your dried fruit. Brighten Up That Brown Bag! continued from pg 19 "Having healthy foods available for children is significant to their growth and well-being." BACK TO SCHOOL EXPO Access Eye • American Family Fitness • Belvedere Plantation • Central Rappahannock Regional Library Children's Hospital of Richmond • Fredericksburg Academy • Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Crazy 4 Gaming Intercept Youth • Kidschoice Pediatrics • KBI Music Shoppe • Liberty Tax Lifepoint College • Little Fish Swimming • Macaroni Kid • Manigault Tutoring • Mary Washington Hospital Saturday, August 5 10 am to 4 pm

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