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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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18. Moveable feasts

If you’ve run out of lunch box ideas – or simply don’t know where to start – this chapter will give you the inspiration you’re looking for.

A well-balanced packed lunch will provide your child with all the energy and nutrients she needs to for a busy day at school or nursery.

Have you been making nothing but processed cheese sandwiches for the last few weeks? Do you always end up packing your little angel off to school with crisps and chocolate bars because you’re worried she won’t eat anything else? You are not alone.

According to a recent survey of children’s lunch boxes, carried out by the Food Standards Agency, the contents of most packed lunches are way too high in saturated fats, sugar and/or salt. The same survey also ...

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