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Healthy lunchboxes

Children who eat a nutritious lunch in school are better able to concentrate and learn.

As teachers you will know that good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. As lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, it’s important to put some thought and planning into them.

You may wish to offer parents copies of the safefood Healthy Lunchboxes leaflet to support your school's healthy eating policy.

The leaflet provides simple advice for parents on how to prepare a healthy lunchbox, along with some useful food safety tips.

The leaflet provides simple advice for parents on what to pack for a healthy, tasty lunch. The leaflet includes mix and match options for mid-morning snacks, lunch and fruit along with a guide to suitable drinks for children.

Download the leaflet

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