Sunday, 27 January 2008

What's in your lunchbox?

Under a new Government strategy, all schools will be expected to design a 'healthy lunchbox policy' on what makes a nutritional packed lunch over the next year. Some parents may even be asked to sign a form agreeing to ban unhealthy foods from their children's lunches.

If a packed lunch is deemed to contain too much fat and sugar, parents could be sent warning letters or their children's meals confiscated.

Health Secretary Alan Johnson and Schools Secretary Ed Balls praised a Herfordshire school which has designed lunchbox meny ideas for parents, including falafel and houmous pitta bread with a tomato and avocado salad, followed by fruit yoghurt.

Whilst this is a great idea in theory, could it work in practice?

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