“A Flora-commissioned University of Leeds study recently revealed that only 1.6% of children in England receive a packed lunch that meets the nutritional standards set for school meals, with just 17% of lunches containing any kind of vegetables or salad”.
Flora is helping parents to pack healthy lunches by putting together a lunchbox builder. It gives you ideas of what to put together for a Main, Snack and Fruit and Veg, meaning you can mix things up a bit to create different combinations. I found this to be really helpful because although I like to be organised with making sure Mabel has enough fruit and vegetables in the day, I can get stuck in a rut.
For Mabel’s lunch she had a hummus, sweetcorn and pepper sandwich, (I never thought to put hummus in a sandwich), banana bread, an apple and carrot sticks, all washed down with a cup of water. The lunch was a massive hit especially the sandwich, so I am excited to create more combinations from the planner as well as using recipes from Floras website and some of my own ideas.
*This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here*