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Cool School Lunches

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The trick to getting your kids to eat the lunch you pack is all about making it look cool. Start with a colorful lunchbox and fill it with fun-size, good-for-you treats. We're pretty sure they won't want to trade.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Here's another great way to use one of those rotisserie chickens sold at the deli in your favorite grocery. Lettuce wraps are like egg rolls without all the extra fat and calories. Kids love that they get to eat the wraps with their hands.

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Calling a Truce on Lunchbox Wars -- Tips to Make the Most of Daily Nutrition

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Paula Chase-Hyman Packing a healthy lunch for your kids might be easy for you, but it might be a struggle for you to get them to eat it! Writer Paula Chase-Hyman offers some tips to end the lunchbox wars!

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Video: Reducing Sweets in Schools

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School districts take steps to provide healthy food for students.

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Quick Snacks for Kids

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These seven snacks are easy to make, fun for the kids and a few of them even sneak in some healthy ingredients along the way. Be sure to keep on hand some inexpensive plastic bowls and plates for outside snacking, plus small resealable plastic bags for those times you need to take these with you. These recipes are perfect for field trips, school lunches or after-school snacks.

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Healthy Lunches That Rock

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My memory of schools lunches is bittersweet. My mom is one of the best cooks I know, but she also had a busy nursing career.

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Video: Pack a Healthy Lunch

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Nutritious and delicious options for your child's school lunch.

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Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love

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A recent report indicates that more and more children are overweight. Obesity in children has risen to 14 percent compared with 4 percent in 1963. Here are some healthy lunch ideas to keep your kids in tip top shape!

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Cooking with Kids: Kitchen Cut-Ups

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Here are some recipes popular with preschoolers that also help them learn various skills while they help you in the kitchen!

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System Lets Parents Spy on Kids' Lunches

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A new monitoring system allows parents to check in on what their child is eating at school.

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