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Live Healthy: Packing a nut-free lunch

A growing number of schools are taking on a nut-free class policy.  For parents it can hard to find a snack that falls in line.

Nutritionist Andrea Hill says the most important thing parents can do is check the label. It’s something she says you continue to do, because sometimes a company will change it’s processing method, which means a product that may have been nut-free, is no longer.

When packing lunches look for items like dried fruit or snack bars, or soy nut butter. She does caution you to check the school before purchasing seeds, as some schools extend the policy to those as well.

Mrs. Hill also reminds parents to keep the snack balance. Be sure to have healthy fats and protein in each meal.

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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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