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School Smarts: Dietician shows ways to add nutrition and interest to lunch time

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lunch time at school is about more than just making sure children eat.  It's a time to fuel up on healthy food and develop good habits. Kentucky One Health registered dietician Michelle Schuppe Eckhart, R.D., L.D. says it's easy to make sure everything in the lunch box is eaten.

Fruits and vegetables need to be part of a balanced diet.  Carrots with hummus or apples with peanut butter are a good way to add extra vitamins to your child's diet. Dippers are also a way to keep children involved in their mealtime. Keeping them actively involved in the meal can be half the battle.

Eckhart says it's also important to make lunch box meals appealing.  One suggestion she has is to make pinwheel sandwiches that can be cut into colorful slices.  Simply layer your favorite sandwich fixings on a tortilla, roll it up and cut into slices.

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