Presentation on theme: "Are you packing a healthy lunch box?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Are you packing a healthy lunch box? Danielle LoganSchools Health Education AssistantAoife HullWorkplaces Assistant
2 What are the benefits of a healthy lunch box? Establish good eating habitsImproves concentration & behaviourAids growth & developmentHelp prevent tooth decayHelp achieve their 5-a-dayMeet energy requirements
3 What should be in a healthier lunch box? A healthy lunch is based on the eatwell plate food groups, which promote balance and variety in the diet.Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta & other starchy foodsFruit and vegetablesMilk and dairy foodsMeat, fish, eggs, beans & other non-dairy sources of proteinFood and drinks high in fat and/or sugar“Healthier treats”
5 Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta & other starchy foods Starchy foods will help your child feel satisfied, as well as being a good source of energy and B vitamins.
6 2. Fruit and vegetablesProvides vitamins & minerals and fibre for a healthy diet.
7 3. Milk and dairy foodsProvides calcium, protein, vitamins B12, A and DHelps strengthen bones and teeth
8 4. Meat, fish, eggs, beans & other non-dairy sources of protein Provides protein for growth & repairProvides iron, B vitamins and minerals
9 5. Healthier TreatsEncouraging children not to bring sweets, chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks for break or lunchChoose healthier options for your children’s lunchbox
10 It is important that children enough during the day, so that they don’t become dehydrated and tired. Thirst Quenchers
11 Top TipsAdd variety to their lunchbox by using different types of breadUse leftover food for lunches from dinner the night beforeLet your children help make their lunchTry out new ideas at teatime or the weekend before including them in their lunchboxFreeze fruit for an alternative snackAdd lemon juice to cut up fruit to stop it going off!Choose unsalted popcorn rather than crispsChoose bright and colourful foods