WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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cooking entertaining spirits recipes food & wine open house wine cellar hors d'oeuvres What's for Lunch? Healthy back-to-school lunches don't have to be boring CLARA SILVERSTEIN writer as the motherof four children who range in age from nine to seventeen, Carol Chaoui has packed hundreds of peanut butter sandwiches for school lunches – but that's only the beginning. One child brings the same menu every day. Another eats in the school cafeteria. Two others want variety that might include turkey slices with pickles, gua- camole and chips, small bags of Cheerios, or even a portion of a sandwich from Tutto Italiano. "It takes a lot of time and energy," Chaoui admits. Yet finding healthy foods that satisfy her children is also a priority. "The worst thing is when they don't eat what you give them. You think, 'How did you make it through the day without eating?'" What children eat for lunch has become more important than ever as childhood obesity increases. School cafeterias have come under scrutiny about what they serve, especially with First Lady Michelle Obama and Chef Jamie Oliver at the forefront of calling for school lunch 172 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012 BRETT MULCAHY / DREAMSTIME . COM

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