Lunchtime is always a hit or miss for kids!

Your parents can pack the best lunch or you can get a dud.

Crestline put together a survey that explains what families across the country in each state are packing in their kid's lunches.

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States with the Most Kid-Approved Lunches

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In the survey, Crestline found out that there are certain states that are making the best lunches.

"On average, children attend 179 school days in the U.S., and for some parents, this means nearly 200 school lunches to pack! This task can be daunting, with costs and ever-changing preferences of children. So we set out to find which lunch items are best left in the pantry and which are sure to have your kid smiling as they open up their lunchbox each day."


Thankfully, Michigan is on the right side of the line.

  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • Michigan
  • Oregon
  • Louisana

"Michigan parents are more likely to think a lunch their child will finish is more important than a healthy lunch."


Most Common Food Parents Pack vs. Kids’ Favorites

According to Crestline's survey, the most common foods parents pack in their kids' lunches are:

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Bread
  • Chips
  • Deli Meat
  • Water
  • Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Cookies

However, the most kid-approved food for lunch are:

  • Pizza
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Candy
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Cheese
  • Bread

Essentially, all of the things that are unhealthy, the little ones love! But, we all knew that.

You can check out the full report here.

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