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Hot Topic: What's for lunch?

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Making your child's lunch for the first day back to school?  Chew on this: A new study is revealing the five worst things you can put in your child's lunchbox.  

The Redbook magazine study says you should avoid these five items—or revamp them to make them a little more healthy for your child:

1) Fruit snacks (the packaged kind)  
ALTERNATIVE: Fresh fruit or raisins

2) Packaged desserts (think Twinkies or Ho-Hos)

ALTERNATIVE: Make something from scratch or skip it

3)  Juice boxes
ALTERNATIVE: Save juice for special occasions, give them whole fruits instead

4) Crackers
ALTERNATIVE: 100% whole grain pita pockets or naan

5) Lunch Meats
ALTERNATIVE: Preservative-free lunch meat and hot dogs

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So here's today's Hot Topic question:  What's for lunch?  Do you pack your own lunch or your child's lunch?  Do you hit the cafeteria instead, or do you prefer to snack your way through the day?

Post your answer on our FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page, tweetus @GoodDayAtlanta on Twitter, orpost your comments below.  We'll share some of the responses onGood Day!

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