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Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If kids help plan and prepare their school lunches, they're more likely to eat them, an expert says.

Give children a list of choices in each of the main food groups -- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy -- and let them pick favorites in each category, Penn State University dietitian Kara Shifler suggested.

"This definitely takes time, but past third or fourth grade, they should be taking on some of the responsibility themselves. That will help them have more control over what they eat and be more experimental in the kitchen," she said in a university news release.


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