With school about to start back up, parents and school children might be thinking about what will be on the menu for lunch.

Being hungry can have an enormous impact on a student's ability to learn and to focus, but at the same time it's important to have healthy lunch options.

Pediatric dietitian Shelby Miller with the University of Illinois College of Medicine says planning ahead is key.

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Miller says many schools offer salad bars in their school cafeteria which is always a healthy choice.

She also warns that some high school students opt for unhealthy snacks at lunch such as chips and sugary treats which is ultimately an unhealthy choice they should try to avoid.

 

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