15th September 2016



Packed lunches should ideally include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas,

hummus, or falafel) every day

  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other

type of cereals every day.

  • dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday
  • only water, still 100% fruit juice.


Packed lunches should NOT include:

  • Chocolate or nut spread for sandwiches
  • snacks such as crisps, wotsits, quavers including the baked variety.
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits or sweets.
  • Snack packs with processed meat


Small plain cakes and non-chocolate biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal



packed lunch reminder PDF