3 Gluten-Free Ways to Remix Your Child’s School Lunch
Health and Nutrition Packing a nutritious school lunch for children can be a challenge for any parent, but for those with children who are gluten-intolerant, it can be especially difficult to make sure they’re getting the nutrients they need each day.
Because children following gluten-free diets may not get enough fiber or critical nutrients like calcium and iron, parents should strive to choose foods that are good sources of these nutrients.
With a little research and support, parents can find the balance between a nutritious, gluten-free diet and ensure that their children will grow and thrive.
1. Include foods that are high in protein like eggs and nuts to provide energy throughout the day.
2. Dairy products, like milk and cheese, are good sources of calcium. Calcium-fortified orange juice and broccoli are additional sources of this important mineral.
3. While food is always the gold standard for providing complete, balanced nutrition, I recommend incorporating nutritional shakes to supplement a healthy diet, as long as they are gluten-free. These beverages are portable, nutritious, and easy for parents to pack in a lunchbox.