If you're concerned about what your kids are eating at school, you're not alone. Studies show that one-third of calories consumed at school are unhealthy. But perhaps more surprising, home-packed lunches account for about 40% of school meals, and they have more calories and less nutritional value than meals prepared and served at school.
What Happens if Kids Don't Eat Well at Lunch?
Studies show that a diet high in processed foods, fat, and sugar can cause detrimental changes to the brain and lead to cognitive impairment. In other words, if your kids don't eat well at school, they're unlikely to be able to focus, perform well, or even behave in class and get along socially with their peers.
The good news is that you can help your kids eat healthier by relying on school lunch meal subscriptions that suit your child's nutritional needs. Just heat them up, put in an insulated bag or container, and send them to school with high-quality food. Here are some of our meal plans and dishes to consider.
Balance MealsHelp your kids eat balanced and healthy all week with our Balance Meal subscription. Choose seven of our chef-prepared meals, from Prato Pinsa Italia or a Breakfast Sandwich Two-Pack.
Athlete: Large Meals
If your son or daughter is an aspiring athlete and in training, they need larger meals and power-packed meals with healthy calories. Our higher-portioned athlete meals are nutrient-dense to supply you or your kids with the building blocks they need to succeed.
Our performance meals are perfect if you're tired of figuring out what to pack for lunch. Substitute fourteen of our meals for your school lunch subscription plan and keep your kids fueled with high-quality nutrition and the macros they need.
Want to see more ideas for school lunch meal subscriptions? Browse all of our plans here.
Order Options: A La Carte
If you need some go-to nutrition and hearty flavor to keep your kids full, try our a la carte options. Here are a few ways to supplement your school lunch meal subscriptions:
- Our organic sweet potatoes are steamed and lightly seasoned with our specialty house seasoning.
- Get seasonal vegetables that are farm fresh, chef-picked, and roasted perfectly with our house seasoning.
- Enjoy knowing your kids are eating lean, non-GMO, hormone-free ground turkey that's lightly seasoned and packed with nutrition.
- Add more protein to your children's lunches with grilled chicken breast for an organic, non-GMO, hormone-free way to get more protein in their diets. It's grilled, slowly roasted, and diced for 2 pounds of high-quality chicken.
Our a la carte options are also a perfect way to add more nutrition to your family's breakfast or dinner. You can pick from the bulk staples you need and supplement mealtime. Browse our selection here.
Make Nutrition Simple Again
The key to nutritious eating, especially when it comes to kids, is making it convenient for the entire family. Make it easy to fuel your kids with the nutrition they need when they get home from school. Focus on providing high-protein snacks or whole food options, including fruit. Or whip up smoothies with protein powder and a mix of their favorite berries and yogurt and freeze them. When they get home from school, they can get out a healthy treat for themselves and enjoy it as an alternative to ice cream.
FitTrax makes it easy to pack school lunches or have a healthy go-to for dinner. Our subscription plans include 7, 10, 14, or 21 meals and you can build your own meal box from the menu being offered. Unlike other school lunch meal subscriptions, you can pick larger meals from our Athlete, Builder, and Peak Performance with 500 to 700 calories. Pause or skip weeks as needed, especially if your kids are on a school break. We ship nationwide to make it easy to select the meals you want most to optimize your children's nutrition.
Want to make health and nutrition even easier for your kids? Get done-for-you school lunch meal subscriptions with lean protein, fibrous vegetables, whole grains, and more to optimize your day. FitTrax helps fuel your performance with macro-friendly meals and dishes with weekly to 21-day meal options. Or choose from our a la carte option and bulk items to maximize your favorite flavors and nutrients. Get started today.