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Practical Ideas

 healthy packed lunch box

 

  • During summer, include a frozen bottle of water. It will still be cold at lunchtime and will keep the food cool too.
  • During hot weather, avoid milk, yoghurt, fish or meat in lunches - unless they are packed in a good-quality cooler with an ice pack/frozen water bottle (to prevent food poisoning).
  • Wash and dry salad vegetable thoroughly to avoid ‘soggy sandwiches’.
  • Remember to pack a spoon for any yoghurt or tubs of fruit - otherwise it will end up on the floor or on your child’s clothes.
  • For busy families, prepare lunchboxes and sandwiches the night before and store them in the fridge to ensure your child always has a healthy lunch with them.
  • Wash, rinse and thoroughly dry lunchboxes after every use to keep them safe and clean.