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 8 ways to protect your family from worms 2017-03-07 13:24 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 How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?