Primary Schools & Early Years

Promote sugar-free packed lunches

Implement a packed lunch policy in your school to ensure children have a healthy and nutritious lunch.

  • Implement a packed-lunch policy that ensures kids have a healthy, nutritious lunch.
  • Speak to parents to help them create healthy lunches without sugar.


  • The Children’s Food Trust leaflet provides you with some guidance and ideas about  what to include to ensure packed lunches are healthy, balanced and nutritious.
  • Check the School Food Standards and the resources from the School Food Plan.

A healthy lunch every day will give kids the energy and nutrients they need to grow, develop and learn. School meals have improved dramatically in the past few years and are now the best lunch option in the majority of schools. Nevertheless, many kids still opt for a packed lunch and it’s important that they too have a healthy and nutritious lunch.

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