Packed lunch tips for your child's first day at school
Children across Cornwall will have their first day at school or be returning to school this week.
Providing interesting and nutritious packed lunches can be a challenge for any parent.
Having a trial run at home is a good idea to make sure your child can open everything.
To avoid a last-minute panic in the morning try making lunches the night before and keeping them in the fridge.
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Here are some top tips for healthy lunch-box ingredients to get through the first week.
1 - Packed lunch doesn't have to mean sandwiches - try pitta pockets, tortilla wraps, crispbreads, couscous, pasta, potato salad or rice salad
2 - Include vegetables with a tasty dip. Look at cherry tomatoes or sticks of pepper, carrot or cucumber with reduced fat hummus or cottage cheese.
3 - Make your own fruit salad with bite size chunks of your child’s favourite fruits
4 - Try a variety of different drinks such as a carton of unsweetened fruit juice, a bottle of water, a carton of semi-skimmed milk or fruit smoothies.
5 – Children like last night’s leftovers too - couscous with roasted vegetables, pasta and sauce with vegetables or a cold slice of pizza could all make good lunches.
Is your child or grandchild starting school or going to a new school this week?