School Lunches

Back To School Basics For A Better Lunchbox

Rick Miller | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Rick Miller

The old tricks are the best! Making shapes out of sandwiches, presenting fruit in small colourful containers, adding a fun curly straw to drink their milk with - it all helps to make sure they actually eat everything. After all, children don't get any nutritional benefit from food that never leaves the lunchbox.

Carrot Falafel With Sesame Seeds

Steph Matthews | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Falafel fan I have not always been but experimenting with different ingredients and coming up with these has changed my mind. These are a great alternative for a meat free dish. They pair well alongside a quinoa tabbouleh or salads for a nutritious addition in trying to include more plant based recipes to your mealtimes.

Mum 'Lunch Shamed' By School For Giving Her 5-Year-Old Oreos

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Parents

Who should decide what children eat in school: parents or teachers? The question has sparked debate on social media after a mother said she was "l...

Superhero-Themed Notes Make This 4-Year-Old's Lunchtime Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Opening your lunchbox to a measly ham sandwich and an apple can be a little uninspiring at the best of times, especially when you're four years old an...

Lunchbox Ideas For Kids: How To Make A Boring Lunch, Fun!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It can be difficult finding the creativity at 7.30am to make an inspiring packed lunch for your children. How, for example, do you make a ham and l...

Free School Meal Plan 'Ludicrous', Says Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

Critics of the Government's plan to offer free school meals to every five to seven-year-old have questioned the official advice to help head teachers ...

Bread, A Friend to Parents!

Steph Mann | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

A recent study has shown that 9% of children don't eat bread. White bread is the most common and I can see why. Budgets are tight and granary loaves tend to be more expensive in general than white bread.

Hot, Healthy Meals for Our Children

Annabel Karmel | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

On Friday 12th July, the much awaited School Food Plan was published; something that I am involved in with the co-founders of Leon restaurants, Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent. It is a huge project and Henry and John have brought together teachers, heads, cooks, caterers, parents, children and government to determine how to increase the number of children eating good, nutritious, hot meals at school.

An Ode To The Packed Lunch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This, dear readers, is an ode to the school packed lunch. That humble, often dissatisfying, meal which looks set to get the boot after government advi...

Packed Lunches May Be Off The Menu At Schools

Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Head teachers in England are being urged to ban packed lunches to ensure children eat healthy school dinners, the BBC has reported. The advice is p...

Child Refused School Lunch Over Parent's £1.75 Debt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A furious parent has hauled his two children out of school after dinner ladies refused his son lunch because of a £1.75 debt. Gary Lynn, who also ...

Horse Meat Found In School Pies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Horse meat has been found in cottage pies which were delivered to 47 schools in Lancashire, it has emerged. The horse DNA was discovered after test...

No Horse Play Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A council has removed beef from its school menus as a "precautionary measure" in light of the horse meat scandal. Despite insisting there was no pr...

Let Them Eat Cake for Packed Lunch? Hell No

Rachel Wilson-Couch | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wilson-Couch

Sending kids off to school with the nutritional equivalent of a Type 2 diabetes time bomb and expecting them to concentrate in class is either ignorant, lazy, irresponsible or all three.

Alex Reid Packs A Punch Over Packed Lunch In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Alex Reid, former hubby of glamour model Katie Price, has been throwing his weight about by telling MPs to ban school packed lunches. The fame-hung...

Free School Meal Confusion Schools' Fault... Or Is It Government's Fault?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are asking poorer parents to sign up for free school meals even if they don't intend to use them in order to boost funding, campaigners claime...

Cut-Price Cabbage: Schools Urged To Compete With Takeaways Offering Meal Deals

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being urged to compete with local takeaways by offering special meal deals in a bid to encourage more pupils to eat healthy lunches. Mi...

Food Manufacturing Giants Hit Back At Children's Lunchbox Survey

PA | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Children's pre-packed lunchbox favourites should have clearer nutritional labelling to show parents the levels of salt and sugar ...

School Lunch Price Rockets Sparking Fears For Children's Health

PA | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Children will have to pay up to 17 per cent more for their school dinners this year compared to last year, a survey has found. ...