Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Spotlight on lunchboxes

The Times

INTERVENTION is a serious business, usually deployed in an emergency rather than at mealtimes.
But the School Lunchbox Intervention Project is serious about making packed lunches healthier. The Food Standards agency is considering funding the Barnardo’s initiative, reports Third Sector (Jan 18), which will evaluate the nutritional contents of packed lunches before and after Barnardo’s staff give parents advice on healthy eating, “pester power” and food refusals.
A pilot at up to 20 schools will be aimed at parents of nine and ten-year-olds, with low income areas and ethnic minority groups targeted.

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