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Healthy Packed Lunches
 
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Here at Lowther Primary, we encourage children who opt for a packed lunch to eat a nutritious lunch in order to stay healthy.
 
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Please see further down this page for links to other useful and interesting food websites.
 
 
Healthy Lunchbox Suggestions
 
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Try to vary the type of bread such as wholemeal, granary or high fibre white bread. Also make sandwiches from different kinds of bread including bread rolls, French bread, bagels and pitta bread as well as sliced bread.
 
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Use a different sandwich filling each day - preferably including a fruit or vegetable.
 
 
For example:
 
   
  • Cheese and cucumber
  • Mashed banana
  • Grated cheese and carrot
  • Tuna and sweetcorn
  • Chicken, lettuce and tomato
  • Cottage cheese, grated carrot and grated apple
   
 
Fruit and vegetable
 
 
Some fruits to try:
 
   
  • Seedless grapes
  • Satsumas , tangerines or clementines (peeled and wrapped for younger children)
  • Small bananas
  • Cherries
  • Apples (can be cut into pieces for younger children and brushed with lemon juice to avoid browning)
  • Plums
  • Dried fruit such as apricots, dates or raisins
  • Fruit salad (apples, satsumas, pears, pineapple chunks and grapes work well together. Avoid bananas because they go brown)
  • Canned fruit transferred to a pot (use fruit stored in natural fruit juices rather than syrup)
 
 
Some vegetables to try:
 
   
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber chunks
  • Baby sweet corn
  • Grated carrot and raisin salad
 
 
Drinks
 
   

* Avoid sugary and fizzy drinks.

* Instead use water or fruit juice.

 

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Other lunch box items
 
 
Sweet suggestions:
 
   
  • Scones
  • Malt loaf
  • A flapjack
  • Yoghurt
  • Teacakes
   
 
Savoury suggestions:
 
   
  • Rice cakes
  • Bread sticks
  • A boiled egg
  • Cheese and crackers
   
Fresh Organic Eggs from our Chickens
 
Keep it cool to keep it fresh
 
   
  • If you make sandwiches the night before, wrap them up and keep them in the fridge overnight.
  • If you include a carton of fruit juice, keep it in the freezer until the morning before it will be drunk. Then put it directly in the lunch box - it will have thawed by lunchtime and kept the rest of the food cool.
  • Use a small, insulated cool bag.

* The following website has some great ideas:

http://www.food.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/2004/sep/toplunchboxtips

 
 
Lowther School Meals
 
 
 
 

* Lowther School Meals Menu (PDF download) (double-click on image above to magnify).

Our school meal providers' website is full of great information and includes all the menus here:

* http://www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk/primary-schools

* http://www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk/edu/lowther-primary-school/

Free School Meals and Eligibility Checker:

Did you know that the government gives additional funding to schools for those children entitled to free school meals?

Schools use this money to obtain additional staff and resources that help improve the quality of education.

To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals, and hence whether their school would receive additional funding, please fill in the details requested on the 'Free School Meals Eligibility Checker' website by clicking here.

Your child's school will be informed by this service if your child is entitled to free school meals.

 
 
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