Healthy foods are very necessity for childrens growth But Parents are giving children unhealthy packed lunches as research has fund that only one percent meet nutritional standards .
Packed lunches are filled with crisps ,sweets and sugary drinks instead of vegetables ,fruits and milks ,the study found.
According to TheSun , PARENTS could be shortening kids’ lives with supersized packed lunches filled with sugar and saturated fats. Experts insist the healthiest option for kids is school lunches and say turkey dinosaurs and potato smileys are now a thing of the past.
According to one study, a whopping 98 per cent of pupil’s packed lunches contain too much sugar and are filled with saturated fat – as well as being way too big.
In a letter to parents, Mr Evans said: “Parents are shortening their children’s lives and wasting hundreds of pounds a year by choosing packed lunches.”
He added: “Gone are the days of turkey dinosaurs and potato smileys (covered in salt), a frosted cake with pink custard and half a pint of extra-sugar squash.”
Mr Evans is urging the 50 per cent of mums and dads who pack a lunch for their kids to switch to school meals to save money and ultimately their children’s health in the long run.
He said: “If all a child is given to eat is cakes or crisps and Fruit Shoots to drink that is what their body will use to grow.”
According to Theguardian.,Kids’ school packed lunches still full of junk food, research finds. Only 1.6% of lunchboxes in survey of English primary schools met canteen nutritional standards .
Parents are still packing their children’s school lunchboxes with junk food, despite high-profile awareness campaigns on childhood obesity and guidance provided by consumer groups, research has found.
According to Independent ,”Nuts, dried fruit or dairy products such as yoghurt would be better options than crisps, as they provide more vitamins and minerals,” says Claire French, of the School Food Trust. “This lunch doesn’t contain any fruit or vegetables.”
“It’s good to see fruit juice. Chicken is a low-fat source of protein but if you swapped it for ham or beef, the iron and zinc content of this lunch could be higher. Iron and zinc are important for intellectual development and a healthy immune system.”
“Both cheese and milk drinks are great sources of calcium, which is important for bone development. But flavoured milk and yoghurt drinks can contain high amounts of added sugars which harm teeth. This lunch does contain a portion of fruit but no vegetables.”
“Savoury snacks and confectionery products tend to be high in fat and sugar. This lunch doesn’t contain either fruit or a portion of vegetables or salad. It is also missing a drink; including fruit juice would provide a portion of fruit as well as quenching thirst.”