In a packed lunch we ask that you provide a balanced lunchtime meal for your child. This might include a sandwich, a piece of fruit, snacks such as cheese cubes or even a packet of crisps, and most importantly a bottle of water.
We do not allow fizzy drinks, bars of chocolate or anything containing or made from nuts.
Packed lunches can get very repetitive but there are some really great lunchbox Facebook groups giving parents inspiration for alternative cost effective packed lunch ideas. We'd love to hear your ideas too.
Food on Sticks
Think chicken or beef skewers, or sausage kebabs, because everything is more fun on a stick. (For younger children use flat, blunt-edged bamboo sticks, not the stabby toothpick-like kind.)
Pack with: Rice, sliced cucumbers, sliced mango, yogurt-covered pretzels
They’re everyone’s favourite for a reason — and contrary to our adult biases, they don’t need to be piping hot to be delicious.
Pack with: Avocado slices or guacamole, pineapple chunks, pumpkin seeds, or tortilla chips
Deli Meat Roll-Ups
Think outside the bun! Rolling sliced deli turkey, ham, or roast beef around cheese sticks, cream cheese, and even vegetables.
Pack with: Pretzels, celery, cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices.
Hummus and Pita Bread
Nine out of 10 kids love a good smear of hummus. Why not make it the star of the show?
Pack with: Salami, olives, carrots, baby tomatoes, and grapes.