The Lunch Box

Packing a lunch box for you child can be a daunting task. There's lack of time, lack of inspiration, fussy children to name a few of the barriers to happy lunch boxing.

The lunch box is an important part of ones eating. For children its often most of their meals for the day. My little boy will sometimes have 5 of his 6 meals at nursery school. We should therefore try to plan the lunch box to ensure it contains foods from all the food groups.

In 24 hours I would like my child to eat:

  • 2 servings of meat/meat alternatives

  • 5 servings of vegetables and fruits

  • Cereals and grains with each main meal

  • 2-3 servings of milk/milk alternatives

Plan the lunch box so the between breakfast and dinner these are covered!

Here are some ideas...