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6 ways to make healthy, simple kids' lunches in an unusual school year
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6 ways to make healthy, simple kids' lunches in an unusual school year

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6 ways to make healthy, simple kids' lunches in an unusual school year

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6 ways to make healthy, simple kids' lunches in an unusual school year

6 ways to make healthy, simple kids' lunches in an unusual school year.

Whether your kids will be at school at all times, fully remote or on a hybrid schedule, there is a good likelihood that time will be spent making lunches at home.

I'm a mother of two girls whose schools are going fully remote this September, so it's on my mind. So what are some strategies for making lunches easy, fun and nutritious? And are there ways that kids can help, too? Yes, on both counts.

I love making lunches with my daughters because they not only learn how different foods nourish their minds and bodies; it also offers them a sense of accomplishment. Measuring ingredients when following new recipes or dividing up a pizza for the family also reinforces their math skills, which is an added bonus.

Here are some of my own tips and recipes, along with advice from other nutrition and culinary experts on preparing healthy, simple and tasty lunches for this unconventional school year.

Whether you have a toddler, tween or teenager, you and your child can prepare school lunches that will keep your family nourished and organized as the school year unfolds.

Lisa Drayer is a nutritionist, an author and a CNN health and nutrition contributor.

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