Lunch time is a very busy time in school
We also have several children who complain daily that they don’t like their sandwich fillings or other items in their lunchbox. It would really help us if you can make sure your child will eat what you pack.
We appreciate that it is nice for your child to have a treat in their lunchbox however we ask that you do not pack chocolate or sweets as these often melt or go sticky.
We also ask that you do not pack fizzy drinks. All of the above items have a high sugar content which makes children less able to concentrate in the afternoons and can affect their ability to learn.
If you would like to pack a treat every now and again, why not try an oat based biscuit or cake such as flapjack as this releases energy more slowly and children do not get a ‘sugar rush’.
Nuts (including peanuts & peanut butter): We have several children in school who are very allergic to nuts, as this can be an airborne allergy we ask parents please not to pack nuts of any kind in their child’s lunch.
We hope this helps you to plan a lunch that is both enjoyable and healthy .
Packed lunch healthy ideas and suggestions
If possible it is always healthier to have a variety of items from the different food groups in their lunch. Below are some healthy suggestions to choose from: