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Health Tip: Pack a Healthier Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your own lunch can be a healthier option than eating out, since you know what's going into the food that you prepare.

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension offers these suggestions:

  • Include a healthy protein, such as lean meat, beans, eggs, nuts or nut butter.
  • Include whole grains such as bread, cereal, pasta, rice or crackers.
  • Include some fruit and vegetables, especially those that are easier to prepare and pack.
  • Include a good source of calcium, such as milk, cheese, yogurt or cottage cheese.
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