KUSA - Denver metro area students are back in class, and for parents that means deciding what should go into the lunch box.
Many schools are cracking down asking parents to only send healthy snacks and lunches, but some snacks you may think are healthy are actually loaded with sugar and salt.
Wednesday morning, Dr. Michelle Cardel with the University of Colorado Anschutz showed parents how to pack the perfect, healthy lunch for their kids.
Also, Dr. Cardel mentioned that packing an unhealthy lunch can be more expensive for parents also. The average unhealthy lunch can cost $2.92 and usually has more than 1,300 calories, 100 grams of sugar and only 5 grams of fiber in it. A healthy lunch option only costs $1.06 and has less than 700 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 21 grams of fiber in it.
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