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Spending the day learning and playing What do I put in then? requires the right sort of fuel • Fruit and Vegetables Your child will have been very active all Small children love small items that morning at nursery school and therefore it is they can eat as finger food – fruit and essential at lunch time they receive the right vegetables are fantastic for these. nutrients to refuel. •Sliced apples, oranges, pears Good nutrients can lead to better • Easy to peel mandarins concentration, improved school learning as • Grapes, strawberries, kiwifruit well as healthy growth and development. Make Sandwiches attractive. • Nectarines, peaches, apricots Cut into small shapes . Lunchboxes can be a tricky area. But it’s • Fruit salad or canned fruit (in juice) important to load up your child’s lunchbox Suggested Fillings: • Vegetable or fruit kebabs with tasty food that is both healthy o Lettuce, ham & cheese • Baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, peas in the and appealing. pod, cucumber slices o Tomato & cottage cheese • Vegetables sticks and dip o Marmite, lettuce & cheese o Chicken, celery & mayonnaise What should be in a Lunch Box? o Mashed egg & salad Top Tips: Starchy Food – wholegrain roll, o Tuna Really think how much you put in. tortilla wrap, pitta, pasta or rice Alternatives: Children love finger size bites – in salad. Crackers, exciting tubs to open. A portion of lean meat or fish. Vary the contents daily– the same Scones, fruit bread food everyday is dull. Plenty of fruit and vegetables. Leftover rice or pasta dishes Remember to include a drink also a A portion of whole fat milk or Couscous or pasta salad spoon for yogurts. dairy food – cheese, yogurt. Bake biscuits and cakes – they will Rice wafers be great fun and much healthier A Drink – fruit juice, milk, yogurt We operate a nut free policy than readymade alternatives. drink or water. Packed Lunches Milk and Dairy Foods What Lunch Box shall I use? at Noah’s Ark Chunks of cheese Rice pudding or custard At Noah’s Ark we ask that an ice pack is put Fromage Frais in all the children’s lunchboxes Yogurt Please ensure: Milk or Flavoured Milk Drinks Your lunch box is compact. Named Drink containers are well sealed. We would recommend that your lunch is separated into sections – savoury in a tub in Is there anything I should avoid order the children know what to eat first putting in a packed lunch? and then yogurts’ and fruit separate. Children at nursery school are still very Useful websites and books: Nursery School and Daycare young and they need a highly nutritious diet. Foods that are highly processed and www.nutrition.org.uk Staying for lunch at nursery is an contain large amounts of additives, salt and sugar should be avoided. www.eatwell.gov.uk exciting time as the children learn Crisps, sweets and chocolate bars are not to eat independently. www.foodafactoflife.org.uk suitable. (we reserve the right to send these home) The lunch box book – Penny Stanway & Sara This leaflet aims to give you more Did you know:- eating 1 pkt of crisps Lewis information on what to pack in every day for a year is equal to drinking The Healthy Lunchbox – Fiona Beckett order that your child enjoys a almost 5 litres of oil/saturated fat (BBC TV report 2006) healthy and nutritious meal.
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