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 WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.