Children and young people need a consistent message about diet. Schools will be developing a Whole School Food Policy which should include guidance on packed lunches and other food brought into schools.
Buckinghamshire Trading Standards has carried out research into packed lunch items and nutritionally analysed the most popular choices.
To obtain a menu of one months healthy packed lunch ideas go to: www.food.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/2004/sep/lunchbox2.
The School Food Trust has produced information and advice on healthier packed lunches to support schools and Local Authorities.
The Trust advocates the introduction of Packed Lunch Policies. Where implemented (after consultation with pupils, parents and staff) the School Food Trust believe they offer an opportunity to improve food consumed by all pupils.
Follow the link below for information and resources on packed lunches including an example Packed Lunch Policy.