Making a healthy lunchbox for your child isn’t always easy and it’s even more difficult when they refuse to eat certain foods. We ask Nutritionist Resource member and children’s dietitian, Angharad Banner, to share her thoughts.
As an experienced children’s dietitian, what would you suggest parents could add to their child’s lunchbox as a ‘sweet treat’?
“Variety is key to keep it exciting (as they tend to want chocolate!). Flapjacks, fruit muffins, currant buns or tea cakes, Welsh cakes, plain or fruit-based cakes, scones and pancakes are all good options if eaten in moderation.
Flavoured rice cakes, cereal bars, dried fruit such as raisins, mango or apple are also good choices. You could also try adding a small bag of plain popcorn or dried fruit crisps for a bit of a crunch.”
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