A research study by Leeds University has shown that fewer than two in every one hundred packed lunches eaten by children in English primary schools meet nutritional standards.
The research compared the nutritional quality of packed lunches brought into a sample of primary schools in 2006 and then in 2016. Their results, showing how the nutritional quality of lunchboxes has changed over ten years, was published on 13 January in BMJ Open.
Read the full article from Leeds University here - https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4522/childrens_packed_lunches_lack_nutritional_quality
This has also been featured in national press: -
BBC news - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51096997
Sky news - https://news.sky.com/story/packed-lunches-worse-for-kids-than-school-dinners-11908182
The Health and Wellbeing service can support you in improving the quality of packed lunches in your school.