Summer vacation is officially over and many kids are excited to go back to school this fall. As parents, we worry about making sure we have everything on their school lists, that they have new uniforms and most importantly making sure they’re healthy. Many times we rush in the morning to get our kids ready for school, making sure they eat a good breakfast and packing a healthy lunch. Yet, with convenience comes a price because many ready-made lunches have tons of sodium, which is a big problem.
According to a recent report, the Centers for Disease Control found that about 90% of American school-aged children consume way too much sodium on a daily basis. The high sodium puts them at risk for high blood pressure and diabetes, not to mention obesity.