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“While lunch shouldn’t be a bag of torture,” the more you cater to completely giving into your kids’ junk-food requests, the more you’ll make mealtime more difficult in general, even for breakfast and dinner, explains Elizabeth Ward, RD, and author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better (Loughlin Press, 2011). She adds: The healthiest lunch has food from three food groups (such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) and contains protein. To make sure your child has a wholesome selection at mealtime, follow the dietary guidelines easily with ChooseMyPlate.gov. And with these 10 strategies, you and your kids will love your lunch!