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 Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines 2016-12-02 10:40 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 Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.