Tips for packing a healthy school lunch

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The new school year is approaching, and that means it’s time for parents to start packing lunches again.

Registered dietitians say what your child eats really does matter, since it can affect their energy and ability to concentrate.

"You want to make sure you’re getting all the different food groups in a lunch. So packing fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy. A lot of times we’re just packing a sandwich and chips or something like that," said registered dietitian Evelyn Benden.

Whole wheat crackers, deli meat, low-fat cheese and yogurt are all good options.