Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara Réalt na Mara National School

Mill Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 TD3H

(042) 9327230
Principal: Mr Phil McCaul

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Healthy Lunch Ideas

The following guidelines are designed to help you:

Healthy Lunches for Children

Bread Bread or Rolls, Rice Cakes, Crisp bread, Bread sticks, Home Made Cakes, Buns, Mince Pies, Apple Pies, Cornish Pasties and Pancakes.

Savouries Lean Meat, Turkey, Chicken, Tinned Fish, Cheese, Sausages Rolls, Pizza Slices, Pitta Bread, Pop Corn, Pasta, Potato Salad, Rice.

Fruit and Vegetables: Apples Bananas, Peach, Plums, Oranges, Tomato, Coleslaw, and Dried Fruit, Vegetable Sticks.

Food Pyramid

Top: Oil, Butter, Chocolate, Sugar, Biscuits and Sweets Fizzy Drinks

Second: Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans and Peas

Third: Milk Cheese Yoghurts

Fourth: All Fruit and Veg

Bottom: Bread, Cereal, Potatoes

Do’s and Don’ts For Good Eating


  • Do Eat Regular Meals, not one big meal each day.
  • Do eat as wide a variety of food as possible.
  • Do eat breakfast every day.
  • Do eat more fruit Vegetables and salad foods.
  • Do eat whole grain cereals and bread.
  • Do drink plenty of water.
  • Do use mayonnaise, salad creams and salt, sparingly.
  • Do remember to brush your teeth after breakfast and at bedtime.


  • Don’t skip meals or eat lots of snacks each day.
  • Don’t eat fried food, Grill instead.
  • Don’t eat sweets, cakes and biscuits too often. Have them as treats.