This blog post was written by Jacquie Donohue, a UMN-TEP dietetic intern.
As a teenager, I thought lunch was about laughing with my friends and taking a break from school. I really didn't know how important the food in my lunch was for my body and how it could help me do well in school. Had I known this, I may have made smarter choices when it came to what I packed or which hot lunch line I chose. This information from choosemyplate.gov can help you be sure your children are starting their school year off right.