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Build-a-Lunch Tool for the Healthiest Lunchbox Ever!

You pack a lunch every day, but do you really know what you’re packing? To help you make the smartest lunchbox choices, we created this handy dandy lunchbox tool, which, quite frankly, we can't stop playing around with. Make your dream sandwich (choose your bread, cheese, veggies, meat, and condiments) plus a snack and drink, and calculate just how healthy that lunch is for your kids, including calories, sugar and fat. (And in case you were wondering, yes, you can calculate the nutritional information for four servings of ketchup.) Plus: 20 Easy, Healthy Bento Lunch Boxes

Special thanks to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which works to educate government and school officials, food service workers, and parents about the best food choices for kids based on their clinical research. They supplied us with great nutritional input and continue to push for more healthy. low-fat, cholesterol-free options in schools. Plus: 15 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas

Calculate the nutritional value on your kid’s lunch, and then tell us: how does it stack up? Plus: Best Lunch Boxes for Kids