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Perfect balance: both girls and boys are now enjoying healthier and tastier food in their lunchboxes

Lessons in lunch: nutritious alternatives for school 

Say the words 'school lunch' to anyone of a certain age and it will doubtless conjure up images – and smells – of grey meat, overcooked fish and chips and soggy semolina. Not only are lunches changing through for the better in many school canteens, though parents are becoming increasingly switched on about what to give their kids when it comes to preparing packed lunches too. Although the likes of a ham sandwich, chocolate biscuits and crisps have always been favourites, they may not be the best way to give your child the energy and concentration needed for a busy day in the classroom and playground.

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