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The Healthy Lunchbox

The Healthy Lunchbox Challenge

Healthy Tip! - Keep your lunchbox clean. Make sure you take it home and wash it thoroughly daily.

(Extracted from the Change4Life website. For the relevant links and further information please go to

Make a sugar swap!

When it comes to cutting down on sugar, even just one or two swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is eating – and when they go back to school is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and to introduce some simple swaps into the school day.

Making a cereal swap at breakfast, popping a lower-sugar yoghurt in their lunchbox, or switching to a slice of malt loaf or a scotch pancake as an after-school snack are just a few of the easy ways to help make a day healthier.


Get help with swaps and tips

The Change4Life website can  help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps:

Cut sugar with a swap!

Instead of chocolate, cake bars or pudding pots, pick:


  • a slice of malt loaf
  • a fruited teacake
  • sugar-free jelly
  • fresh or tinned fruit (in juice, not syrup)


Pop in a lower-sugar fromage frais

Make fromage frais pots a new lunchbox fave – they're a healthier choice than split pot yoghurts.