Consumption of meat increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.
This was reported on Good Morning America this morning. The suggestion is that parents should not be packing their kids' lunchboxes with slices of deli meat, since deli meat is high in sodium and saturated fat.
Alternatives suggested: Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat. Or how about a sandwich with hummus and avocado? Or perhaps Tofurky?
Want more lunchbox ideas?
Vegan Lunch Box or Vegcooking are great resources.
Photo from abc.com.