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Updated 03 September 2013

Healthy lunch box ideas

Do you have to pack lunch boxes and make snacks for your children every day of the week?

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Do you have to pack lunch boxes and make snacks for your children every day of the week?

And are you at your wits’ end trying to strike a balance between healthy foods and your child’s picky eating habits? Here's help.

Take action:


  • Plan ahead and buy healthy foods for your kids' lunch boxes
  • Resist the "easy" option of buying cold drinks, crisps and sweets
  • Resist your children’s demands for high-fat snacks and fizzy cold drinks
  • Remember that children are different to adults – they have a much smaller stomach capacity, so they need regular snacks
  • Buy a sturdy plastic container that is big enough to accommodate the food you want your child to take to school without getting squashed
  • Consider buying a small, non-breakable vacuum flask for keeping cold foods and drinks cold, and hot foods and drinks hot
  • Include a variety of foods in the lunch boxes to ensure that your kids' diets are balanced.

How to pack your kids' lunchbox with goodness


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