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Food Safety for the Lunchbox Brigade

When my children were younger they took a “home lunch” several times a week, and each day when they brought home their lunch box/bag I was happy to see that they had, in fact, eaten their entire lunch (usually). I was less pleased with the messes they left in those lunch boxes….which leads me to my topic for this blog—lunchbox food safety. Here are a few of the main things you can do to keep brown bag lunches safe for your kids (or you).

Food Safety for the Lunchbox Brigade

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What’s Behind All Those Initials?

If you’ve ever been looking for someone to help you or a family member with nutrition or an eating issue, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few choices available—and most of these folks have a set of initials behind their names. Some of these credentials are suspect (my tactful way to say that they are easily obtainable online with a credit card). Others are on the level, but how will you figure out which is which

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Tastier Every Day

When you use the strategy of making a big meal to reheat throughout the week for leftovers, you want to choose meals whose flavors continue to develop as they sit in the fridge. Hearty, complex dishes like soups and chilis are perfect candidates. This pork chili is leaner than many beef varieties and doesn't compromise on flavor: every lunch this week can be a little better than the last!

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Nutrition Education

With the start of a new academic year, our kids are once again spending over thirty hours per week at school. While today’s education challenges are great and the typical school curriculum tightly packed, there are still opportunities for schools to reinforce positive nutrition habits with students, and many big and small ways for educators to improve the culture in their school around food.

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