Today most elementary schools in Ontario have a “balanced day” lunch. This means that instead of the traditional long lunch period mid-day, students have 2 nutrition breaks allowing them to eat in the morning and afternoon. This is helpful for both the mind and body as it helps regulate blood sugar, continuously fuel bodies, and heighten concentration. The following from Eat Right Ontario discusses more of the benefits of a balanced day lunch program and provides you with helpful tips for packing a healthy lunch each and every day.
Eat Right Ontario: Food for a Balanced School Day