Packed lunches are not as healthy as you may think...
Many believe that opting for packed lunches is the healthier option when compared to the alternative of school meals however this is not the case. Chartwells school meals are compliant to the Government School Food Standards which ensure children are provided with the essential nutrients and minerals they need to grow and develop with only 1.6% of packed lunched meeting the same standards.
The Stats Speak for Themselves!
Whilst some may think their packed lunches are healthy with wholemeal sandwiches and veggie snacks, the average packed lunch is actually quite shocking…just look at the stats below!
To calculate these stats we thought about what packed lunches typically are and what we know from being out and about in our schools. The above stats are created by comparing five different packed lunched to five different Chartwells school meals as we know that children tend to like a bit of variation and won’t always go for the same food each day.
Order your School Meals Today
Whilst school meals are healthier, they also save you valuable time in the morning! For more information about how you can order school meals for you child, please contact your school or schools catering manager for more information.