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The importance of healthy meals for virtual learning

Experts share some tips to keep it simple
Posted at 7:52 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 20:52:38-04

DE PERE, Wis. (NBC 26) -- Some schools are still trying to plan and prepare for either in-person, virtual or a hybrid of both when it comes to the 20-21 school year. Many parents will most likely need to plan on virtual learning and that means also planning out breaks for lunch and snack times. This year can feel very overwhelming, but Registered Dietitian and diabetics educator, Ashley Krautkramer, encourages parents to keep it simple and planning ahead can be one of your best tools.

She says that what children see their parents eat is also beneficial to encouraging children to try other foods. These are some tips she said parents can use to get your children to eat or focusing on healthy eating.

-Try to sit at a table and enjoy your food.
-Try to incorporate at least three different food groups in each meal
-Keep things simple
-Plan ahead meals
-Ask for help when you need it.

Krautkramer adds that parents can help make preparing healthy lunch and snacks easier by planning ahead. She says a great option for parents it taking part in lunch pick up. There are several schools that although will be operating virtually, will still be offering lunch pick up.

She also says that if you're still concerned about your child's health or weight it is important to reach out to your child's doctor before making any changes.