Eating at School

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
All should read the facts about foods before purchasing for consumption. (Photo by U.S. Army Public Health Command)

All should read the facts about foods before purchasing for consumption. (Photo by U.S. Army Public Health Command)

Tripler Army Medical Center
News Release

Back to school time means it’s also time to think about safety and the health of our keiki.

Most schools regularly send schedules of cafeteria menus home. With this advance information, you can plan on packing lunch on the days when the main course is one your child prefers not to eat.

•Try to get your child’s school to stock healthy choices, such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100 percent fruit juice in their vending machines.

•Note that each 12 ounce soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Drinking just one can of soda a day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60 percent, so restrict your child’s soft drink consumption.

•Pack your child some healthy food.

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