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HEATWAVE ALERT Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd - guidance on how to look after children during a heatwave can be found on our Parents-Useful Documents page. Monday 19th June 2017 is the start of our Health Week.

Healthy Lunchboxes

Is your child's Lunch box Healthy...

Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it’s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox. 

 

Seven steps to creating healthy, varied and interesting lunchboxes

  1. Include a wide variety of foods - starchy foods, protein, dairy, and fruit and vegetables
  2. Try to offer different foods every day - no one wants to be eating a ham sandwich five days a week!
  3. Vary the types of bread e.g. pitta bread, bagels, wholemeal rolls - keep a stock in the freezer 
  4. Cook extra rice/pasta in the evening - these can make interesting salads
  5. a healthy lunchboxTheme your lunchbox on a different country, e.g. Italian - try a pasta salad, Mexican fill flour tortillas
  6. Home-made soup (in a Thermos flask) is great for cold days, while salads are light and refreshing for warmer weather. Both are packed with essential vitamins and minerals 
  7. Fluids are important for children - up to 6 cups of fluid should be encouraged daily. Milk and water are the best options. Straws and brightly coloured drinks bottles can make rehydrating more interesting!

 

 

- See more at: http://www.safefood.eu/Publications/Consumer-info/Healthy-lunchboxes.aspx#sthash.ALZHJuCX.dpuf
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