• 16/04/2024 00:08

What to put in a child’s lunch box: a nutritionist explains what schoolchildren should eat

ByJohn Newman

Feb 14, 2024

Nutician and gastroenterologist Oleg Shvets told us what children should eat at school. The expert explained to parents what should be put in the lunch box so that the snack is healthy and gives a feeling of fullness for a long time.

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What to put in a child's lunch box: a nutritionist told what schoolchildren's nutrition should be

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The expert advises following some rules so that schoolchildren get the maximum benefit from snacks. In particular, foods high in protein (eggs, hard cheese, bread, nuts, cereal bars, etc.) should be placed in a child’s lunch box.

NBN reports this with reference to Facebook page of the Ministry of Health.

If parents prepare sandwiches for their child, Shvets recommends taking whole grain bread for them and not making too fatty fillings, giving preference to hard unsalted cheese, chicken, turkey, tuna or salmon.

According to the nutritionist, the student must be given vegetables (sweet peppers, carrots, cucumber, celery, lettuce or cherry tomatoes), and you can also add hummus or homemade sauce to them.

As For dessert, the child’s lunch box should contain fruits and berries, for example, blueberries, oranges, tangerines, melons, bananas, pears or apples. They can also be added to yogurt.

In the cold season, the gastroenterologist suggests giving schoolchildren canned or dried fruits as a snack. Instead of cakes, it is better to put cookies, chocolate or whole grain bars in your lunch box.

Earlier, Shvets explained why it is dangerous to lose weight with laxatives.


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