School Lunch 101: What Are The Most Critical Nutrients For Students?

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With a catering service, your child will enjoy school lunches that are planned to give students the energy they need to succeed!

Your child expends a lot of energy during the summer. Playing and swimming in the sun all day long certainly can make a child hungry. During the school year, your child spends the same energy but in different ways. Students of all ages require the proper nutrients so that they may successful throughout the school day. With a catering service, your child will enjoy school lunches that are planned to give students the energy they need to succeed!

Proper Protein Portions

Everyone needs protein, but especially young, growing students. Protein is at the top of this list because you should a way to incorporate healthy amounts of protein into each of your child’s meals. The best protein-packed foods are meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, and dairy products.

Carbs To Keep You Going

As an adult, you may be struggling with ways to “cut carbs.” Young children who are active do not need to follow the same restrictions. Carbs are a vital source of energy and kids who are in school all day long and enjoy physical activity need carbs to keep them engaged. It’s easy to get with right kinds of carbs and still minimize the amount of sugar your child consumes. The best ways kids can get the right kinds of carbs is to eat bread, cereals, rice, crackers, pasta, and potatoes.

Fats For Fuel

In addition to carbohydrates, your child also needs to be consuming fats. Of course, when you hear the word “fats,” you immediately think of fattening foods like fried foods and desserts. Not all fats are created equal, and the good fats will certainly help your child maintain proper energy levels throughout the school day. Be sure your child is eating foods with the good kind of fats like whole-milk dairy products, cooking oils, meat, fish, and nuts.

The Abundance Catering Company Provides Your Kids What They Need To Succeed!

When you work with The Abundance Catering Company, you get a partner that understands how important it is that your coworkers or students are satisfied with the catering service. Whether you need catering for 10 people or 1,000, Abundance Catering can help.

On the day of your event, our staff will arrive on time and set up your order. We bring everything you’ll need, including paper goods, serving pieces, condiments, and ice for beverages. Just show us where to set up, and we will handle the rest!

The Abundance Catering Company specializes in corporate catering and K-12 school dining services for Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City.

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