The Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club is a lunchtime club for 6th Class/P7 pupils who are encouraged to set up lunchtime activities for their peers and younger classes.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the nutrition discussion points that can be found in your Brennans Healthy Heroes Lunch Club Pack!


Is your school registered? You can register your interest here.

 

What does a Healthy Lunchbox mean?

What does a healthy Lunchbox mean

A healthy lunch box should provide energy to meet a child’s needs during the school day. It should be rich in protein, and high in starch and fibre.

A healthy lunch is divided into four main groups;

1. A protein rich sandwich

2. A portion of fruit

3. A portion of vegetables

4. A source of dairy food to provide calcium and protein 

A Protein Rich Sandwich

Every single cell in the human body is partly made up of protein; you need protein in your diet to make new cells and repair old ones – they are essentially the building blocks of life. It’s also hugely important for growth and development..

A Protein rich sandwich

Fruit

Fruit

Fruit provides fibre and antioxidants (these help keep cells strong), and may help prevent cancer and heart disease. It also provides some vitamins and minerals especially vitamin C (found in oranges) and potassium (found in bananas). 

Vegetables

Vegetables can provide vitamin A and vitamin K, as well as fibre and important nutrients for healthy hair and skin. They can be eaten as part of a meal or as a snack.

Vegetables 1

Dairy 1

Dairy

Milk and foods made from milk are called dairy foods. They are healthy sources of calcium, iodine, vitamin B2, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, which are needed for healthy bones and teeth. Dairy foods also provide a range of other vitamins and minerals as well as being a great source of protein.

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