In this article, you will find information for consumers who are interested in knowing about healthy packed lunches for children.

Before reading it may be worth considering whether your child could have a school meal. Meals served in schools in the UK (with the exception of some academies) have to comply with regulatory standards for the foods provided and it is often easier to get the essential nutrients children need into a cooked meal than into a packed lunch. However, if you would prefer to provide a packed lunch, this article can guide you in making it healthy and tasty.

Lunch is an important meal for children to provide energy and nutrients to keep them going throughout the afternoon. A packed lunch made at home can be a healthy and delicious choice and gives you control over the foods and ingredients included.

The key to a healthy packed lunch is variety and getting the right balance of foods to provide children with all of the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

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