Youngsters at a Newbury primary school have been enjoying healthier lunches following the launch of a new resource.
West Berkshire Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing team has created healthy lunch box cards listing nutritionally balanced meal ideas.
These give suggestions to how school lunches can be made healthier through including fruit and vegetables, healthy proteins and carbohydrates, and removing confectionery and snacks.
And children at Shaw-cum-Donnington Primary School have been trying out healthier lunches as a result.
Graham Jones, the council’s executive member for public health and wellbeing, said: “What children eat today shapes not only their concentration and energy levels during class time, but sets a pattern for long-term health.
“With so much nutritional advice on offer, it’s easy for parents to feel confused about what constitutes a healthy diet for children.
“Therefore, the healthy lunch box cards can help to make that clearer.”
For more information on the cards, contact Charlotte Thacker at the council on 01635 519686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.