Tips to remember
• Make foods easy to eat; cut up fruits and vegetables when possible.
• Let them dip; studies show that children eat significantly more fruits and vegetables when given a dip. Try ranch, hummus, peanut butter or yogurt.
• Remember food safety. Pack perishables in an insulated bag with an ice pack to keep them fresh until lunchtime.
April Graff, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian at both Mankato Hy-Vee stores and can be reached at AGraff@hy-vee.com or call 625-1107 or 625-9070. Send her questions about food and nutrition, recipes, meal planning and healthy shopping.