To grow and stay healthy children need to eat a nutritionally well balanced diet. Schools are an influential setting and can contribute significantly to improving the health and well-being of pupils.
Good nutrition in childhood can help to prevent a variety of health problems, both in the short term and later in life. There is increasing concern that many children are consuming too much fat, sugar and salt and too little fibre, fruit and vegetables.
Packed lunches can contribute to almost a third of a child’s weekly food intake and therefore need to be balanced and nutritious. Packed lunches also need to contain an amount of food which is “reasonable for the age of the child”.
For further information please view or download from our Packed Lunch Policy located in our Policies section