EXTENSION NEWS: Building back to school basics: Lunch and snacks – The Sanford Herald

EXTENSION NEWS: Building back to school basics: Lunch and snacks - The Sanford Herald


Congrats parents/caregivers, you made it through summer break!

As you fill those backpacks full of paper, pencils, and highlighters, let’s also think about how to fill those lunchboxes. Packing a lunch box can sometimes be stressful, a last-minute thought, or a “grab whatever as we rush out the door” task. No more stress or rushing! There is a great resource available to help parents/caregivers make good nutrition, an easy choice. USDA MyPlate can help you visualize and create healthy, balanced meals when learning to incorporate all parts of the plate: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy. A healthy diet is important at every life stage to provide enough nutrition to support the brain and body. Those little brains are hard at work in the classroom and we want to make sure they are properly fueled throughout the day.

N.C. Cooperative Extension’s goal is to provide the residents of the community with research-based knowledge. For more information on nutrition, health, food preservation, and food safety in Lee County please contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Ashley Szilvay at 919-775-5624.



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