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School lunches

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A healthy, balanced lunch gives children everything they need to play and learn well.

Involve your child in choosing and making lunches. This will make them more likely to eat and enjoy their lunch.

Lunch box checklist

Include items from the following food groups.

Something filling – Go foods (carbohydrates)

Something lasting – Grow foods (protein)

Some colour – Glow foods (vegetables and fruit)

For healthy and tasty lunch box ideas see the following links.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed September 2021.

Page reference: 298115

Review key: HIHEC-62690