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July 19, 2022
Brandi Silver

This is Brandi Silver, FCS agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. Our program today is about packing your lunch.

Millions of people across the country pack a lunch to take to work or school for three primary reasons: economics; nutrition and weight management. According to the National Restaurant Association, the average American ages eight and up eats out at least four times a week. Half of those meals are eaten at lunch. Young adults under age 27, eat out as many as 30 times a week! It’s become a lifestyle and many times not a healthy lifestyle.

Here are some tips for planning and packing lunches from home that are thrifty, nutritious, and tasty.

Keep lunch costs low by following these practices.

●      Make an extra serving at dinner to provide lunch the next day.

●      Prepare lunches for the week at one time.

●      Cook large batches of food and freeze in portion-size containers.

●      Buy items in larger packages and package them yourself in reusable containers.

Bringing lunch from home is a time saver. You don’t have to stand in line at the cafeteria, drive to the fast food place or sandwich shop, or wait for your food to be served in a restaurant. That gives you spare time to relax, run errands, take a walk, check email or surf the web.

This has been Brandi Silver with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke Center. For more information you can contact us at 764-9480.

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Brandi Silver, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBrandi SilverExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Brandi Email Brandi N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center
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