Simple lunches with all food groups important for successful school year

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What your child eats really does matter, especially 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.

Also, their lunches don’t have to be elaborate. Simple things like whole-wheat crackers, deli meat, low-fat cheese and yogurt are all good options.

Meal prepping is another big time saver. When it comes to lunches offered at school, look at meals ahead of time, so you can tell your child what foods to pick and what to avoid.

You also might want to save the foods they don’t like for home, and pack things in their lunch that you know they will eat.