Preparing nutritious school lunches and snacks is a challenge for many parents, and www.mealsmatter.org helps take the guesswork out of what to prepare for lunch. The site’s Back-to-School Health Feature contains advice for parents including healthy lunch and snack ideas, nutrition information and recipes. The website also features informative articles, downloadable references, interactive tools and nutrition activities.
“Besides breakfast, lunch is the second most important meal for school-aged children and provides one-third of their daily calories. Yet, parents can often be confused about what a healthy lunch consists of when packing their children’s lunch,” said Andrea Garen R.D., Dairy Council of California. “The Meals Matter website provides parents with the resources to ensure that what they are giving their child is nutritious and healthful.”