Packed Lunches

Guidance on packed lunches and drinks at Stafford Leys

Stafford Leys Primary School is a healthy and nut-free school and recognises the importance of diet and nutrition in the learning and development of all students.

School meals are a great choice for your child, but if you choose to make a packed lunch for them instead here are a few tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox.

Please note that the information below acts only as a guidance for Parents, carers and students.

What to include in your child’s lunchbox.

  • It should be based on starchy carbohydrates ( bread,potatoes, rice, pasta)
  • It should include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • There should be a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese ( or dairy alternative)
  • It should include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • Your child should have a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added sugar drinks

The Eatwell guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child’s lunchbox.

Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Changeforlife

This information is taken from the NHS Livewell website.