Lunchbox menus for nine to 12 year olds

The menus from the Food Standards Agency below are to help you pack a healthy lunch for your child. The menus give suggestions of what you could include in your child's lunchbox.

Week 1

Day Lunch
Monday
  • Spanish omelette (made with eggs, potato and pork sausage)
  • green salad
  • satsuma
  • teacake
  • flavoured milk
Tuesday
  • falafel and salad pitta
  • houmous
  • peaches in fruit juice
  • reduced-fat natural yoghurt
  • apple juice
Wednesday
  • tuna pasta salad (with spring onion, green pepper and cherry tomatoes)
  • fresh fruit salad with low-fat fromage frais
  • slice of banana cake
  • bottle of water
Thursday
  • double-decker sandwich with ham (reduced salt) and salad
  • mini blueberry muffin
  • mixed dried fruit
  • kiwi
  • bottle of water
Friday
  • Mexican chicken wrap
  • carrot sticks and baby corn
  • mixed fruit salad
  • malt loaf
  • yoghurt drink

Week 2

Day Lunch
Monday
  • spicy beans and vegetables
  • mini pitta pockets
  • two low-fat cocktail sausages
  • raspberries
  • low-fat fromage frais
  • fruit smoothie (made with semi-skimmed milk)
Tuesday
  • salmon salad baguette (with cucumber, lettuce and low-fat plain yogurt)
  • flapjack with dried apricots
  • orange
  • sparkling water
Wednesday
  • six oatcakes
  • double Gloucester cheese
  • ham (reduced salt)
  • salad
  • fruit scone
  • orange juice
Thursday
  • oriental Quorn noodle salad (with mushrooms, spinach and light soy sauce)
  • melon and banana salad
  • dried apricots
  • semi-skimmed milk
Friday
  • spicy cold chicken strips
  • rice with beans and peas
  • Jamaican ginger cake
  • low-fat plain yoghurt
  • fruit smoothie

Week 3

Day Lunch
Monday
  • lentil and barley soup (with onions and tomatoes)
  • wholegrain roll
  • creamed rice
  • two fig rolls
  • satsuma
  • bottle of water
Tuesday
  • smoked mackerel and potato salad (with mushrooms, spring onions and pine nuts)
  • creme caramel
  • slice of carrot cake
  • apple
  • orange juice
Wednesday
  • lamb, pea and bean samosa
  • low-fat custard
  • banana bread
  • nectarine
  • apple juice
Thursday
  • BLT (French bread with bacon, lettuce and tomato)
  • drinking yoghurt
  • mixed seeds
  • grapes
  • dried apricots
Friday
  • poppy seed bagel with liver pate; and cucumber
  • carrot sticks
  • box of raisins
  • semi-skimmed milk

Week 4

Day Lunch
Monday
  • wholemeal muffin with pilchards, cream cheese and cucumber
  • cherry tomatoes
  • date slice
  • kiwi
  • bottle of water
Tuesday
  • ham and tomato sandwich
  • vegetable dippers and guacamole
  • dried apricots
  • milk smoothie
Wednesday
  • egg and tomato pitta pockets
  • malt loaf
  • yoghurt
  • fruit in juice
  • sparkling water
Thursday
  • pasta salad (with pork, spring onions, yellow and green pepper)
  • fruit fromage frais
  • two plums
  • apple juice
Friday
  • Quorn and vegetable kebabs
  • mini cheese
  • two oatcakes
  • satsuma
  • pineapple juice

Week 5

Day Lunch
Monday
  • lentil and barley soup (with onions and tomatoes)
  • wholegrain roll
  • creamed rice
  • two fig rolls
  • satsuma
  • bottle of water
Tuesday
  • smoked mackerel and potato salad (with mushrooms, spring onions and pine nuts)
  • creme caramel
  • slice of carrot cake
  • apple
  • orange juice
Wednesday
  • lamb, pea and bean samosa
  • low-fat custard
  • banana bread
  • nectarine
  • apple juice
Thursday
  • BLT (French bread with bacon, lettuce and tomato)
  • drinking yoghurt
  • mixed seeds
  • grapes
  • dried apricots
Friday
  • poppy seed bagel with liver pate; and cucumber
  • carrot sticks
  • box of raisins
  • semi-skimmed milk

Week 6

Day Lunch
Monday
  • vegetable curry with chapatti
  • satsuma
  • rice pudding
  • drinking yoghurt
Tuesday
  • slice of ham, mozzarella and tomato pizza
  • cherry tomatoes
  • flapjack
  • dried apricots
  • orange juice
Wednesday
  • spicy jerk chicken drumsticks
  • salad with sweetcorn and tomato
  • banana bread
  • melon
  • calcium-enriched soya milk
Thursday
  • spicy bean, lettuce and guacamole wrap
  • grapes
  • ginger bread
  • cheese dip (with low-fat cheese and low-fat yoghurt) with celery
  • bottle of water
Friday
  • meat spread and cucumber sandwich
  • low fat soft cheese and carrot sticks
  • nectarine
  • apple juice

Week 7

Day Lunch
Monday
  • turkey ham baguette with lettuce
  • tomato
  • low-fat fruit yogurt
  • fruit cocktail
  • grapefruit juice
Tuesday
  • egg, cress and reduced-calorie mayonnaise in granary roll
  • plain popcorn (small packet)
  • cucumber and carrot batons
  • peach slices (canned in juice)
  • milkshake
Wednesday
  • potato salad with spring onion, low fat beef sausage and avocado (in low-fat plain yogurt)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • ready-to-eat apricots
  • mango slices
  • semi-skimmed milk
Thursday
  • mackerel and rice salad with tomato sauce and mixed vegetables
  • meatballs in tomato sauce
  • orange
  • fruit fromage frais
  • bottle of water
Friday
  • Quorn couscous with tomato, green beans and sweetcorn
  • peach
  • piece of Edam cheese
  • small flapjack
  • bottle of sparkling water

Week 8

Day Lunch
Monday
  • English muffin toasted, with reduced-fat hard cheese, tomato and ham slices (reduced salt)
  • grapes
  • malt loaf
  • orange juice, unsweetened
Tuesday
  • tuna and sweetcorn sandwich (brown bread with reduced-calorie mayonnaise)
  • kiwi fruit
  • muesli yoghurt, low-fat
  • Scotch pancake
  • bottle of water
Wednesday
  • chicken salad (tomato, cucumber, lettuce) with West Indian bread
  • mango slices
  • pepper slices
  • fruit scone
  • semi-skimmed milk
Thursday
  • rye bread and low-fat cream cheese
  • green salad
  • apple slices
  • celery sticks
  • small packet of mixed seeds and raisins
  • low-fat fruit fromage frais
  • grapefruit juice, unsweetened
Friday
  • pasta salad with tomatoes, mushrooms, pepper and tuna (canned in spring water)
  • oatcakes with a piece of reduced-fat hard cheese
  • banana
  • grapefruit juice, unsweetened

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