Smart During Your School Lunch
choosing lunch at school can be tricky when you are trying to lose weight.
Tempting foods are everywhere! You have to eat with your classmates who may not
have to lose weight!
out some of these tips to help make better choices at school.
Instead of choosing fries, pick a veggie or fruit.
Skip the soda or fruit drinks, choose 1% or fat free milk or water.
Flavored milks made with 1% milk are good choices for everyday too!
Skip the cheese on your burger or other entrée (or main item).
Choose mustard and ketchup as often as you like. Use little or no mayo
and ranch dressing.
If your school has a salad bar, use this as a side item most days! Pick
lots of different colors to make up your salad. Skip the cheese. If you use a
dressing, put it on the side. Choose the dressings that are clear more often.
Consider picking an entrée (or main item) from the cafeteria. Then pair
it with some side items from home. Bring some carrots or other
veggies and grapes or other fruits from home.
Skip the desserts most days. Consider having a dessert at lunch once
per month only.
Go over your monthly school menu with a parent, your doctor, or your
dietitian. This person can help you pick the best choices for you!
this a healthy week!
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