Dont forget the water
When it comes to the drinks you pack in your child's lunch, Ludwig said, "water really needs to be the main beverage." However, some acceptable alternatives he suggests include adding lemon or lime to the water, or even offering your child a tea with 1 teaspoon of sugar per cup is better than the six or eight teaspoons present in a cola or fruit drink. "Chocolate milk is also a big problem," Ludwig said. "Of course kids will prefer the sugary milk to plain, but why provide that option if you don't have to?"