Offers Lunch Box Makeover Tips
How to Turn An Average Lunch Into One That Will Earn You High Honors
And That Even Finicky Kids Will Eat!
As summer comes to a close, parents will be thinking about starting their kids off right when they return to school by packing delicious, but nutritious, lunches. Packing a healthy lunch that kids will get excited about, and most importantly eat, is a real challenge. In fact, when Meredith Corporations Motherboard surveyed moms, 85-percent admitted to sometimes preparing not-so-healthy items and 84-percent were looking for new options to add to their childrens brown bag. So Family Circles Health Director has come up with tips and suggestions for turning a C+ lunch into one that will earn a well-deserved A+.
Family Circle Health Director, Margit (Meg) Ragland is available to discuss what parents can do to instill better eating habits in their kids this back-to-school season. As a mom, Meg is passionate about teaching parents how to make smart choices that will help their kids reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom.
Meg shares a wealth of tips for smart lunch box makeovers, including:
o Sandwich Swaps Meg suggests deliciously nutritious main meal options packed with calcium, fiber and protein that every kid will loveand thats no bologna!
o Sides that Dont Snackrifice Taste Meg reveals unhealthy snacks posing as healthy and suggest nutritious alternatives both salty and sweet that your kids wont want to trade at lunchtime.
o Wash it Down Meg offers tips on how to replace sugary drinks with sure-to-be classroom favorites that will satisfy kids quotas for calcium.
Margit (Meg) Feury Ragland, the health director at Family Circle magazine, has worked as an editor at Womans Day, Walking, Readers Digest and Natural Health magazines. She regularly appears on morning television discussing health, nutrition, fitness, psychology and parenting issues. She does a monthly national radio spot and podcast with Susan Mitchell, R.D., Ph.D., nutritionist for Target. Prior to her current position at Family Circle, Meg spent five years freelance writing (covering health, nutrition and fitness, and writing profiles and restaurant reviews, along with travel, relationship, parenting, fashion, beauty, and human-interest pieces). Her work has appeared in various publications including Glamour, Self, Fitness, Health, Marie Claire, Child, and the Boston Globe. Shes the author of Get A Freelance Life, mediabistro.com’s Insider Guide to Freelance Writing, published by Random House. Meg lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter and lazy black lab.
This interview is provided by Pirate Brands, makers of all-natural snacks including Pirates Booty