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The school lunchbox cookbook
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Globe Peguot Press, c2003.
Physical Description:
ix, 179 p. ; 23 cm.
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It's no mere coincidence that the easy availability of fast food to school children, both in school cafeterias and off campus, is increasing as obesity among American kids is reaching an all-time high. What's to be done? Parents are busier than ever, and it's not easy coming up with a lunch menu that is both nutritionally sound and appealing to a child. Author Miriam Jacobs tackles the problem in this little gem of a cookbook, which gives recipes and tips for harried parents concerned with their kids' nutritional well being. The recipes are designed to be easy and fast to prepare, nutritious and good to eat, and so much fun that even the kids will want to help.

Author Notes

Miriam Jacobs is the author of Best Recipes of Berkshire Chefs , The 10% Low Fat Cookbook , Cooking with Edible Flowers , and Sensational Soy . She is also the author of Globe Pequot Press's new cookbook, The Brown Bag Lunch Cookbook. A former food columnist for Homestyle magazine and The Independent newspapers, she has also been a recipe developer for the Vermont Butter and Cheese Company and The Red Lion Inn Cookbook . Born in the Netherlands, she lives today with her family in Anna Maria, Florida. .

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
About This Bookp. vii
Straight Talk about Kids and Their Lunches
Principles and Strategies for Healthy School Lunchesp. 3
Childhood Obesity--Solutions to a Worrisome Problemp. 14
Tools and Staples for Healthy School Lunchesp. 24
The Roots of the Problemp. 30
Healthy, Delicious Lunches Kids Will Love
Sandwichesp. 41
Fruitsp. 63
Saladsp. 77
Soupsp. 99
Dinners to Lunchesp. 113
Baked Goodies and Other Snacksp. 129
Drinksp. 161
Resourcesp. 167
Indexp. 173
About the Authorp. 181