Parents have a lot to worry about when sending their kids back to school. Lunch shouldn’t be one. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) can help you avoid pesticides, food additives and contaminants in drinking water to make your student’s lunch healthier and safer. Check out these tips: Food Fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a growing child’s diet. Parents can reduce their kid’s exposure to pesticide residues by consulting the 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Checking out our Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists will let you know which produce items you should always buy organic, and which produce items you can feel comfortable buying conventional. For packaged snacks, search EWG’s Food Scores database to find products that are both healthy and nutritious. Food Scores ranks more than 80,000 foods based on nutrition, ingredient safety and processing concerns. When choosing meats, look to our interactive meat and dairy label decoder to avoid misleading labels and deceptive claims, and shop with confidence. EWG’s guide to Good Food on a Tight Budget will help you fill your plate with delicious, healthy food, while saving time and money. You’ll find simple tips for eating well, quick lists […]

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