Let’s ditch the crisps

75% of British parents with children aged 5 to 13 who make a school lunchbox admit to feeling guilty about what they pack, according to new research released today.

The phrase goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we all know lunch is just as important.

From recent research, we've found parents are feeling the pressure when it comes to packing children’s lunchbox with food they will actually eat.

Most of us know what a healthy lunch should look like, but if the children won’t eat the healthy lunch, that’s where there’s a problem.  

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If you’re a parent who has turned to processed food and sugary drinks, then you’re not alone. We found that lots of parents gave their kids these kinds of foods instead of the healthy alternatives, as they knew their children would eat it. 

But with obesity on the rise, getting healthy eating right early is crucial, and makes a lifetime of difference. 

My children have WAY too much sugar in their lunchbox – I feel guilty about it all the time and vow to do better every term but with five kids all asking for different things it’s hard.
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We know it can be hard for time-poor parents on a budget, but the good news is - anyone can make a fuss-free healthy and tasty lunchbox.  

Let’s ditch the crisps for dips and chopped veg or fruit instead.