What makes a healthy school lunch?


Dr. Ashley Askew

Forty-one percent of students take their lunches to school. In February, the Government Accountability Office reported that participation in the National School Lunch Program had declined 3.7 percent over the last three school years.

“Children need well-balanced meals and healthy snacks to help them perform well in school,” said Dr. Ashley Aksew, who works in internal medicine and pediatrics in the Navarre Baptist Medical Group branch. “An example of a healthy lunch might include a turkey sandwich on multi-grain bread, fresh grapes and carrot sticks and skim milk.”

Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.


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