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Packed Lunch Advice

The packed lunch guidelines are:
  • Two portions of fruit, vegetables or salad to be included in packed lunches every day
  • Meat, fish or another source of non-dairy protein should be included every day
  • Non dairy sources of protein include lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus and falafel
  • A starchy food, such as bread or pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other cereals, should be included every day
  • dairy food, such as semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, cheese, yoghurt or custard should be included every day
  • An oily fish, such as salmon, should be included at least once every three weeks
  • Fresh drinking water is available at all times
  • Include only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies
  • Snacks such as crisps should not be included. Instead, include seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice
  • Cakes and biscuits are allowed but these should be part of a balanced meal
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally
  • Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets should not be included
  • NO NUTS PLEASE — We have children with serious allergies!
  • NO Fizzy sugary drinks
  • NO nuts or food made from nuts due to allergies i.e. peanut butter and some chocolate spread