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Young adventurers can bravely tackle their first day back with Frugi’s new Pack-a-Snack Lunch Bag and Adventurers Backpack made from plastic recycled bottles. The accompanying Splish Splash steel bottle with its practical sports cap fits perfectly inside the lunch bag or side pocket of the backpack. Not forgetting the classroom essentials, there are three Brave and Brilliant Crafty Pencil Case designs to choose from, matching the Adventurers Backpack. Three bright and distinct prints feature across the range: ‘Polar Play’, featuring cheerful polar bears, orcas and penguins; Rainbow Roads, peppered with bright vehicles; and the white Rhino Ramble. Continue reading

Keeping their lunchbox interesting and healthy: Ideas to ‘spice’ things up a bit

Written by Debbie Channing.

Fun child's lunch box

Children will normally love it if you get creative and make their lunch fun

So your little one is due to attend nursery all day… If your child is still a baby, then feeding is relatively simple: formula milk or pureed foods. But what if your child is of toddler age and the nursery requests that you send in a packed lunch? What are you going to put in the lunchbox? If you have grown tired of making the same sandwiches day after day, your pre-schooler will probably be bored of them too.

Here are some things to consider:

Children are growing and developing, so it is important that to provide some tummy fillers such as starchy foods like bread, rice and pasta to give them energy and satisfy their appetite. Remember to vary the portion sizes depending on the age and appetite of your child.

It’s never too early to encourage a child to eat a healthy diet – the eating habits formed as children often continue into adulthood. So if we model a nutritional, balanced style of eating to our toddlers, we are giving them tools for life. We need food from all the food groups, such as proteins (e.g. meat, fish, eggs, beans, cheese, yoghurt), carbohydrates (e.g. pasta, bread, potatoes), fruit and veg, and vitamins to help your child’s growing bones and give them a healthy dose of brainpower for the afternoon ahead. Continue reading