Home > Parenting > Child > Nutrition 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? 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' 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 boxesResist the "easy" option of buying cold drinks, crisps and sweetsResist your children’s demands for high-fat snacks and fizzy cold drinksRemember that children are different to adults – they have a much smaller stomach capacity, so they need regular snacksBuy a sturdy plastic container that is big enough to accommodate the food you want your child to take to school without getting squashedConsider buying a small, non-breakable vacuum flask for keeping cold foods and drinks cold, and hot foods and drinks hotInclude a variety of foods in the lunch boxes to ensure that your kids' diets are balanced. How to pack your kids' lunchbox with goodnessWIN! Share your best sandwich idea and stand a chance to win a cool voucher NEXT ON HEALTH24X Every parent’s top 3 deworming questions answered 2017-01-17 08:12 More: ChildNutrition advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.