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Back-to-School Means Eating Healthy with Walmart *Giveaway closed*

simple lunch.. but you can make it better

According to Walmart’s “Class of 2012 Back-to-School Survey,” 76 percent of moms with children in kindergarten to 12th grade consider back-to-school a time for a fresh start over Jan. 1 and 61 percent of moms said they plan to get their families to eat healthier during the new school year. However, moms’ biggest challenge with getting their families to eat healthier during the school year is the cost of healthier foods.

Most of the time when making the girls school lunch we would just buy pre-packaged foods and throw it in the lunch box. Not a whole lot of thought and we definitely need to have a lot more healthier options.

As a former yard duty I also saw TONS of trash and wasted foods. Parents sending food that kids don’t eat or like. One little girl asked me to open up a whole package of tuna, she took a bite gave me a face and threw the entire thing away.

Bento Box Lunch styles are all the rave right now. As a parent you know how much your child will eat, so send them to school with food they like, and by putting items in containers help with trash issues. When the kids are done they just put their containers back into their lunch box and no mess. You as a parent get to see what they didn’t eat too.

In the photo above is a typical lunch I send to school with the girls. My kids will eat apples whole, but there are a lot of kids who wont.

Walmart has many different food container options available, including different cookie cutters and other accessories to make a fun lunch for your kids.

By taking just a few extra minutes you can turn the same lunch into a fun treat.

You can find all kinds of great affordable items at Walmart. Be sure to look for the Great for You seal, available now in the produce section and on additional Great Value and Marketside items.

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    She loves Olives so I use an olive spread instead of mayo on her sandwich. It’s healthier and she loves it.

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    I always add fruits and veggies to my son’s lunchbox

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    We pack what they like. My son loves sushi so he gets a lot of vegi rolls and homemade soup.

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    I put their favorite foods in! Or I try to sometimes :)

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    My nieces love seven grain bread so we switched from white to that and we add veggies inside the sandwiches I make for them to take to summer camp.

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    I try to set out choices for them to make. Pretzels or goldfish? Apple dippers or a fruit cup? Yogurt or pudding? That way, they make a choice and they get something they would prefer!

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    I add baby carrots and apples.

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    I like to put surprises and treats in their lunchboxes occasionally.

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    Besides a sandwich, I like to add sliced fruit. My kids love fruit and I’m sure that they’ll always eat that.

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    I make everything homemade that goes in there lunch

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    I try to mix the healthy stuff with a small treat like a cookie!

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    by adding special notes/jokes!

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  124. Tt says:

    No kids of my own but often pack nephews lunches with veggies to dip in hummus, a tortilla wrap with peanut butter and banana, a yogurt and dessert on fridays!

  125. Heather S says:

    I add a surprise treat like fruit in a funny shape or a brownie so they neveer know what will be in there.

  126. Shannon Baas says:

    We make fun sanwiches.

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    I always like to give them a special treat.

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    I use fun shapes & colors for the foods!

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    I like to include celery sticks or baby carrots to make sure they are getting the good stuff.

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    I pack a healthy lunch and include a treat like a chocolate chip cookie.

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    I like to put in a couple of snacks, like cookies or jello, so that the girls can share with their friends :)

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    I would put some of my son’s favorite things in it.
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    I always put a surprise in their lunch so they look forward to lunch time.

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    I have 3 ways to make my little girl’s lunch terrific. 1) Take her to a restaurant 2) Feed her her favorite—Mac N Cheese 3) Let my wife fix her something!

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    I make it great by putting my daughters favorite things in her lunch and also by putting a little note in daily

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