As a healthy school we insist that children bring in healthy packed lunches Fizzy drinks, chocolate, crisps and cakes should therefore not be included.
Eating a healthy lunch. The key to a healthy lunchbox is to include a balance of appropriate foods from the four main food groups -
1. Breads and cereals
2. Fruit and vegetables
3. Meat and alternatives
4. Milk and dairy products
Foods in the fifth food group, containing fat and sugar, should be eaten in moderation. A packed lunch should provide a range of important nutrients for children. Including a wide variety of foods in a lunchbox will provide this range of nutrients and prevent children becoming bored with the same foods. Most importantly, children should look forward to and enjoy their packed lunch in school
For ideas for healthy packed lunches try these links: