Week two | Lunchbox menus for 5-8 year olds

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Seeded flapjacks
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Monday's menu

Average cost: £0.81

Nutrition information:
Energy 382 kcals
Fat 4.6g
Carbohydrate 70.5g
Sodium 471mg
Protein 19.5g
Saturates 1.8g
NME* sugars8.6g
Salt 1.2g

Tuesday's menu

Average cost: £1.75

Nutrition information:
Energy 494 kcals
Fat 13.6g
Carbohydrate 81.7g
Sodium 365mg
Protein 17.4g
Saturates 2.2g
NME* sugars 0g
Salt 0.9g

Wednesday's menu

Average cost: £0.93

Nutrition information:
Energy 454 kcals
Fat 9.2g
Carbohydrate 78.0g
Sodium 329mg
Protein 19.6g
Saturates 2.6g
NME* sugars 13.2g
Salt 0.8g

Thursday's menu

Average cost: £1.16

Nutrition information:
Energy 601 kcals
Fat 15.8g
Carbohydrate 96.4g
Sodium 788mg
Protein 24.3g
Saturates 6g
NME* sugars 18.4g
Salt 2.0g

Friday's menu

Average cost: £1.48

Nutrition information:
Energy 493 kcals
Fat 17.8g
Carbohydrate 49.3g
Sodium 444mg
Protein 36.8g
Saturates 4.1g
NME* sugars 11.8g
Salt 1.1g
  • NME Sugars: non-milk extrinsic sugars

Non-milk extrinsic (NME) sugars are one of the different types of sugars. These include the sugar we buy in shops and the sugars that are added to some foods and drinks, especially cakes, biscuits, sweets, squashes and sugary fizzy drinks. NME sugars are also found in fruit juice. We should try not to have too much of NME sugars because they can cause tooth decay. These are different to intrinsic sugars, which are found naturally in foods such as whole fruit and vegetables, and milk - we don't need to avoid intrinsic sugars.

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Louise Brown

There are some great ideas for kids lunches (not like alot of other kid's menus), with foods that they will actually eat! My children's school will not allow chicken drumstick in their lunch bags (health & safety gone mad!).

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