Emmaville Primary School

Packed Lunches

At Emmaville Primary school, we recognise the importance of a balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle. We know the impact that healthy food has on not only physical, but also mental wellbeing. We know how it affects a child’s energy levels, their mood, and their ability to think and concentrate.


As part of our commitment to physical education, health and wellbeing, and a child’s holistic development, we encourage healthy packed lunches.

According to NHS choices, a balanced lunchbox should contain:

  • Starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes or pasta.
  • Protein foods like meat, fish, eggs or beans.
  • A dairy item, like cheese or yogurt.
  • Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit.


Suggested balanced lunchbox ideas:

BBC Good Food Packed Lunch Ideas