Packing It Up: Frugal School Lunches Quiz
Kids gotta eat, but what you feed them -- and whether you pay too much for it -- is entirely up to you. Find out what you know about frugal, homemade school lunches with this 20-question quiz.
According to the USDA, which type of lunch box is best for keeping food cold?
- hard-sided metal boxes
- brown paper bags
- insulated, soft-sided bags or boxes
Sandwiches piled with deli meat are one of the most popular lunch options. What are the two most popular deli meats in the United States?
- roast beef and ham
- turkey and ham
- turkey and bologna
True or False: All school lunches are unhealthy, so you should always pack your child's lunch.
One of the best ways to save money on lunches is to do what?
- Have your kids buy school lunches, which are always cheap and nutritious.
- Make extra dinner the night before and send the leftovers for lunch.
- Buy pre-portioned, pre-packaged foods, since you're charged less for the smaller portions.
True or False: A public school in Chicago banned students from bringing their lunches from home (unless they had a medical excuse).
According to the USDA, perishable food must be kept ________ until lunchtime.
- in an airtight container
The average cost of a single serve bag of chips is around 69 cents. What's the average cost of a serving of fruit or vegetables?
- 25 cents
- 50 cents
- 75 cents
True or False: It's cheaper to use disposable lunch bags because they cost less up front than expensive reusable ones.
When packing your kids' lunches, you might want to consider their calorie intake. What's the recommended daily calorie intake for a moderately active kid aged 9-13?
- 1,600-2,200 calories
- 1,800-3,000 calories
- 1,000-1,500 calories
What's the average cost of a school lunch packed at home?
True or False: Most kids have a place at school to keep their lunches cold, such as a refrigerator.
True or False: Buying food items in bulk, then portioning them out, is cheaper than buying individual-sized snacks.
How much time does the average elementary school kid have to eat lunch?
- 25 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 40 minutes
Many pre-packaged deli meats often contain what added ingredient?
Which is the more expensive sandwich maker -- wraps or bread?
Nutrition experts recommend you include what two things in your child's lunch to help keep them feeling full until dinnertime?
- protein and dairy
- protein and carbohydrates
- potato chips and soft drinks
True or False: You should refrigerate perishable food before ever packing it in the lunchbox.
True or False: It's always cheaper to bring your lunch from home.
How many kids eat school lunches every day?
- 12 million
- 32 million
- 52 million
When packing lunch for your kids, you might want to avoid including what common allergen food?