Experts outline healthy choices for back to school lunches

Experts outline healthy choices for back to school lunches

Local health experts are stressing the importance of packing healthy school lunches.

Sunday morning, John Rowley shared some ideas that parents can use throughout the school year.

Rowley introduced parents to BistroMD, a leading diet delivery program that provides nutritious meals.

BistroMD was created by Dr. Caroline Cederquist, MD, who believes that food is medicine, and as such, bistroMD offers a variety of meal delivery programs targeting specific health needs such as weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, menopause, post-baby weight, gluten allergies, and more.

"Lunch isn't the easiest meal to fit into our hectic lifestyle, but a healthy lunch can pay off both mentally and physically—especially for kids who need energy to stay focused throughout the school day," Rowley said.

According to ChoiceUSA.net, school lunch makes up one third to one half of a child's nutritional intake for an entire day and is essential for helping children succeed in school.