More Lunch Meat Picks
It's a common sight for teachers: Kids get sleepy after lunch and have little energy at their desks for the rest of the day. Sending your kids to school with the right kind of lunch can help determine their success as students. A balanced diet that contains both meat and vegetables is a good way to make sure your kids have the energy and nutrients they need to succeed on those long school-day afternoons.
Lunch meats such as ham, bologna and sliced turkey are often favorite lunchtime foods among children and adults alike. According to the American Dietetic Association, once you open a package of lunch meat, it's safe to eat it for about five days. After that, or if it has been left sitting out of the refrigerator, eating it or feeding it to your kids could result in a case of food poisoning.