Top Tips for a Happy, Healthy Lunch

Don’t forget we are trying to ensure are children are healthy and maintain good eating habits.

Here are some ideas to try:

  • Include small selections of things your child likes

  • It doesn’t always have to be sandwiches

  • Sometimes just meat and cheese or vegetables and fruit is fine

  • Try to offer variety (ham sandwiches every day can be boring) !!

  • Cut crusts off too because a lot of bread can be daunting

  • Try and include a mixture of savoury and sweet, crunchy and soft

  • Always include fresh fruit or veg, we will cut /peel anything here to help encourage them to eat things (brown fruit is not appealing)

  • If it is something new let us know so we can encourage them further

  • Try to avoid high fat/salt/sugar items
    – Pepperami’s
    – Fridge raiders
    – Dunkers
    – Lunchables
    – Pies
    – Scotch/picnic eggs
    – Sausage roll

  • These are all high fat and salt items with low nutritional value. These are fine every so often but home prepared food is much better as it is not processed. Made by you is always better than made by someone else.

  • Sticky sweets, fizzy drinks and lollies are not allowed at nursery as we can’t clean teeth here. This is obviously is essential after high sugar items so please avoid them.

  • For safety please cut grapes and sausages and similar items (lengthways) as these are a recognised choking hazard and have caused many fatalities.

  • Please note that we have some severe nut allergies in nursery, please help us keep children safe by NOT including any Nut products in your children’s lunch boxes, we really appreciate  your support in this matter
  • We do have books and information sheets on great lunch box ideas which we find the children like. Please ask if you would like some help with this.

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