Surveys have shown that children’s lunches are often very unhealthy and not adequate nutritionally because they tend to be low in fibre and high in sugar. Parents are encouraged not to give sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks and crisps for lunch. Lunch should provide one third of your child’s food requirements, for the day. The most effective way to plan a healthy lunch is to include one food from each of the food groups – one piece of fruit, milk / yogurt, two slices of bread and meat / poultry / cheese. Chewing gum is not allowed in school.