Healthy food is important


I am writing to let your readers know about World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) new healthy meal planner, following the news that 40 per cent of primary school packed lunches do not have any fruits or vegetables.

My Packed Lunch – – aims to make packed lunches fun and gives parents and children healthy and tasty food ideas. We want school lunchboxes to play their part in setting children on the right track for a healthy and active life.

The free game has taken on board comments from parents that they are tired of being told what not to give their children but would like a little help on creating exciting – and inexpensive – meals for kids’ lunch boxes.

The game is part of our Great Grub Club, a website aimed at four- to 11-year-olds that promotes healthy lifestyle habits which children will hopefully carry into adulthood. WCRF recommends that both children and adults eat at least five portions a day of a range of fruits and vegetables.

Sabrina Maestri

Children’s education manager