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  • Nutritious lunches and snacks help to provide energy your child needs to concentrate, learn and play throughout the day.
  • Encourage your child to be involved in their own lunch preparation, discuss choices with them and include food they like.
  • Try to include a variety of foods from each of the 5 food groups.
  • If making lunches ahead of time, keep them in the fridge until leaving for school or freeze in advance.
  • It is normal for the amount a child eats to vary from day to day. Let your child decide how much to eat.

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Reviewed on: 28-11-2023