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13 Tips To Master The Lunch Box Game

Back to school means back to school lunches.
Sending your children off to school with a tasty and healthy lunchbox is often easier said than done – so here are 13 tips for school lunches that will put you on top of the game.


Our top tips:


  1. 1. Be creative! A healthy lunch keeps active kids alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need every day. But no matter how healthy your child’s lunch box is, it won’t provide any nutritional value if it doesn’t get eaten!

  2. 2. Choose from a variety of food types: fruit and vegetables, starchy food, protein and dairy - Don't forget the WATER!

  3. 3. During summer, include a frozen bottle of water. It will still be cold at lunchtime and will keep the food cool too.

  1. 4. Remember to pack a spoon for any yoghurt or tubs of fruit - otherwise it will end up on the floor or on your child’s clothes.

  2. 5. For busy families, prepare lunchboxes and sandwiches the night before and store them in the fridge to ensure your child always has a healthy lunch with them.

  3. 6. Have a trial run at home, just to make sure your child can open everything.

  4. 7. Remember to label your child's lunchbox... half the class might have the same design! 

  1. 8. Buy some small lidded (watertight!) pots, the ones you can buy to freeze baby food in are an ideal size for a portion of fruit, salad or dip.

  2. 9. Put a sheet of kitchen roll in, to wipe sticky fingers and mop up any spills.

  3. 10. If you put a pure fruit juice drink and another fruit or vegetable option in your child's lunchbox, your child will get 2 of their recommended 5-a-day.

  4. 11. Even fussy eaters should be given a variety of different foods in their lunchbox (plus a couple of favorites so you know they won't go hungry). They're more likely to eat new foods when mum's not watching and when they are surrounded by other children eating.

  1. 12. Use leftovers - if they liked it the night before, odds are, they'll love it next day cold - really!  

  2. 13. Fillings for wraps can be put into a separate little container or resealable bag to stop the bread going soggy, or fill a tortilla or chapatti with a variety of toppings, roll and and wrap tightly in cling film or foil.



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