PACK YOUR CHILD A POWERHOUSE LUNCH
It’s back-to-school season and we know just how difficult it can be to get your child to eat healthy foods, let alone make healthy choices at school. To help alleviate any back-to-school (lunch) jitters, we interviewed former registered public-school nurse and ALF Liver Life Advocate, Susan Avalone, on how to pack a healthy lunch your child will actually eat! Check out her top ten tips for packing a healthy, nutritious and filling school lunch, below.
SUSAN’S TOP 10 TIPS
Susan said, “with all of this, we must take into consideration food insecurities. Most schools are required to have a wellness program and may offer free school lunches – check with your child’s school nurse for the specifics of your local program. There are also local, state and federal resources available to help families access fresh produce, dairy and more which can be found on the USDA Nutrition website.”
TEACH HEATHLY EATING HABITS AT A YOUNG AGE
Teaching our children healthy eating habits at a young age is critical to avoiding diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. In fact, fatty liver disease is the most common form of childhood liver disease in the U.S., more than doubling over the past 20 years, partly due to the increase in childhood obesity.
Studies estimate as many as 10% of children in the U.S. have fatty liver disease.
To learn more about liver health and how you can prevent liver disease, visit the health and wellness section of our website.
Last updated on August 18th, 2023 at 11:14 am