Category Archives: School Lunches

Gastrokid Back to School Tips

Hugh’s been chatting to the folks at Health.com and offering up some Gastrokid tips for back to school lunches. Check out his tips on a late summer lunchbox salad. – Matthew  

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Who Can Save the School Lunch?

Here’s an interesting snippet from a story today about new school lunch policies being adopted in England. First up, new standards be implemented to specify the maximum (fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt) and minimum (carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin … Continue reading

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Eating Flowers for Lunch

Our son has been growing nasturtiums as part of our Gastrokid garden and finally the flowers came into bloom. As soon as he saw them he wanted to take them to school so what better way than as an accompaniment … Continue reading

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Cookery Lessons Back on the Menu in English Schools

Whether it’s to do with fighting childhood obesity or just that all the celebrity chefs have made cooking a more identifiable career goal than medicine but the UK government have decided to make cookery classes (or home economics as it … Continue reading

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School Meals for Toddlers

Prompted by the current conversational flurry over kid’s menus, I decided to take a fresh look at the dining options my son’s nursery school offers. No chicken fingers there I was more than pleasantly surprised to discover. Here’s what my … Continue reading

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PBJ, BFF

We think: are we bad parents? have we failed? Are we incapable of coming up with something more creative, more palate expanding, more healthy and sustaining than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (organic, whole wheat, yadda yadda), a sliced … Continue reading

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California Rolls in the Classroom

Seems that the British public is packed with foodie parents. Or at least that’s what the press are saying today after a new report commissioned by supermarket chain Somerfield into what today’s kids take to school for lunch. What’s in … Continue reading

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