Mississippi State Department of Health

Packing a Healthy Lunch
Tips for adults and kids


Whether an adult or a child, brown bagging a meal for lunch is more of an adventure than ever before.

Taking your own lunch to work or sending a lunch to school with your child gives you more choice in meal selections, the knowledge that you have prepared a nutritious meal, the cost savings of preparing a meal at home, and saves time and gas in going out to eat lunch. Lunch does not have to be hot — a cold meal at noon is often more nutritious, refreshing, and can be an adventure for your culinary skills.

Keep It Safe

Follow these food safety tips to keep your lunch a healthy one:

What Do I Eat?

Try to make at least three choices from the following groups:

Keep It Easy and Nutritious

What Else Can I Do?

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