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Week three | Lunchbox menus for 5-8 year olds

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Houmous and carrot sandwich
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Monday's menu

(pictured) * Grapes


Average cost: £1.32

Nutrition information:
Energy 588 kcals
Fat 11.9g
Carbohydrate 109.3g
Sodium 510mg
Protein 18.1g
Saturates 2.9g
NME* sugars 6.2g
Salt 1.3g

Tuesday's menu



Average cost: £1.00

Nutrition information:
Energy 435 kcals
Fat 8.0g
Carbohydrate 74.5g
Sodium 525mg
Protein 20.9g
Saturates 2.4g
NME* sugars 1.3g
Salt 1.3g

Wednesday's menu



Average cost: £0.85

Nutrition information:
Energy 499 kcals
Fat 14.2g
Carbohydrate 78.7g
Sodium 463mg
Protein 20.2g
Saturates 4.8g
NME* sugars 5.0g
Salt 1.2g

Thursday's menu

  • Muffin pizza (with bacon, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes) * Nectarine
  • Orange juice


Average cost: £1.37

Nutrition information:
Energy 405 kcals
Fat 7.9g
Carbohydrate 56.2g
Sodium 402mg
Protein 30.9g
Saturates 4.4g
NME* sugars 0g
Salt 1.0g

Friday's menu



Average cost: £1.14

Nutrition information:
Energy 533 kcals
Fat 21.6g
Carbohydrate 75.2g
Sodium 383mg
Protein 14.3g
Saturates 5.9g
NME* sugars 11.7g
Salt 1.0g
  • 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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