Take your kids’s lunch to the next level, and fill their lunch bag with more than the standard sandwich. Want to make sure your child is eating the healthy and nutritious lunch you’ve packed for them? Try some of these tips:

  • Let your kids help pack the lunch and choose nutritious foods they like and will eat.
  • Vary the items you pack in their lunches, such as a sandwich one day, and a macaroni and vegetable salad the next.
  • Switch up the bread you use for sandwiches, such as pita bread, rolls or hot dog buns. Choose whole grain breads for good nutrition.
  • Instead of denying your children snacks, try healthy treats like whole grain granola bars without artificial sweeteners, or applesauce cups.
  • Encourage kids to eat colorful vegetables by including a tasty dip. Add color and a little sweetness to lunch with delicious fruit. Remember, five servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily.
  • Set a good example for your children by eating healthy, well-balanced meals yourself. New Frontiers has everything you need for breakfast, lunches, and snacks, for kids of all ages.

Check out some of the Back to School items on sale this month:

  • Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese
  • Organic Grapes and Strawberries
  • Once Again Organic Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter (grind-your-own in our Bulk department)
  • Van’s Waffles
  • Love Grown Cereal
  • Boulder Canyon Popcorn
  • Justin’s Peanut Butter
  • Brown Cow Yogurt
  • Cadia Organic Sliced Bread
  • Crofter’s Fruit Spread
  • Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies Crackers
  • Newman O’s Cookies

And much, much more.

Some great ideas for “out of the box” school lunches are here and here.