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Sarah Kavlich, RD, CLEC

Sarah Kavlich, RD, CLEC

Sarah Kavlich, RD, CLEC, is a clinical dietitian at CHOC Children's.
Dump the Junk: How to Pack a Nutritious Lunchbox that Makes the Grade with Your Student Every Time

With back-to-school season approaching, a familiar foe for many parents is also returning from summer break: school lunches.

Most parents would love to send their children off to school every day with a healthy and nutritious lunch. But, many are stumped about what to pack to ensure kids get the nutrients they need and that the carefully prepared meal doesn’t get tossed for cookies and chips.

Fear not: What follows are the building blocks of a healthy school lunch, that when combined will offer flavor, color, nutrition and fun for children of all ages; some tips that will make packing school lunches less tedious for parents; and a recipe that kids will surely love.