Indiana University Health Healthy eating and school lunches

Dr. Kristen Davis Skaggs explains why eating a healthy lunch so important and also explains the benefits of packing school lunches while offering up tips for packing healthy lunches.


  • Food gives us our energy
  • Eating a nutrient-packed lunch helps us stay full and energized throughout the day.
  • Food plays a key role in balancing mood and concentration

Bottom Line:

  • A nutritious lunch keeps us energized and should never be skipped
  • Packing your own school lunches helps maintain healthy eating habits
  • Getting your children involved in packing their lunch may get them more excited about eating healthy provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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