1. Raisins and Dried Fruits
Dried fruit is ultra-portable and lunchbox-friendly, and it’s also packed with iron. A half-cup of dried apricots, for example, has about 4 mg of iron, while raisins and dried pears offer about 2 mg of iron per half-cup. Dried fruit also supplies fiber to prevent hunger pangs — which might otherwise distract your child at school — plus vitamin A for healthy eyesight.