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Back to school! What do you pack for lunch?
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Sigh. My daughter brought home an almost full lunchbox yesterday. Didn't eat her strawberries or her cucumbers or almonds. Just ate crackers, sandwich and she had a wrapper from candy that another kid snuck over to her!

How do you pack healthy lunches that your kids will eat? Let's help each other out with suggestions!

Chris Tiongson, MD responded:
My son's favorite bag lunch is a tube of yogurt and goldfish crackers. Like your daughter, he would bring pretty much bring everything else home untouched. Since he brings his lunch only twice a month, we don't make a big deal of it and just pack those two items now (with an ice pack for the yogurt.)

Does your daughter eat the foods you've packed other times? If so, one thing you could try is pack bag lunches for everyone on a Saturday and all sit together eat from your lunch boxes. Could be a fun thing to pretend to have school lunch together.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Chris Tiongson, MD's response:
Dr. Tiongson, I thought I'd heard every parent tip & trick regarding healthy eating - but not that one. So creative - thanks!!!

Now I have one more reason to look forward to the weekend. Maybe I'll even get myself a lunchbox....hmmmm....Do you think there's one with a Brad Pitt or George Clooney photo on it? I don't think Sponge Bob or Elmo will do it for me

Chris Tiongson, MD replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
A Harry Potter lunchbox for me, please.

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