Always add one piece of fresh or dried fruit to your child's lunch box. Children will eat fruit if they are hungry and there are no other more appealing "junk type" options available. Different fruit options include small plastic containers of fruit in natural iuice. small plastic containers of grapes or strawberries, pieces of banana or melon, mandarins or stone fruit or small packets of sultanas or dried apricots.
Water should be the drink of choice. Fruit juices, cordials, flavoured waters and full strength soft drinks are very high in sugar and should not be consumed on a daily basis. Freeze water bottles the night before for hot summer days.