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5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, particularly those in lower income communities, access to healthy foods remains a challenge. However, when it comes to building healthy, happy kids, proper nutrition is essential to helping them succeed later on in life. School lunch is important for student health and well-being because it ensures students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Kids’ minds and bodies are also constantly developing, so healthy habits developed in the school cafeteria directly impact future decisions.

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Thursday 10/17/2019
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Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

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A Festive Fall Treat
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

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Sweet Shortcuts
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

(Family Features) No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

A DIY Halloween Creation
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 2:41 am

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritiousand delicious to festive celebrations.