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Eggs Popular in School Lunch Boxes, Survey Shows

02 September 2015

UK - Over four in ten parents say they include eggs in their children's lunch boxes, according to a survey conducted by British Lion Eggs.

Despite the current focus on making school meals more nutritious, two thirds of parents admit that it takes them ten minutes or less to prepare their children’s packed lunches. The survey also found that six out of ten parents put roughly the same thing in packed lunches every day.

In other results, there appears to be a mismatch when it comes to who prepares the packed lunches. Mums say that they are the ones who make the lunch boxes with 85 per cent of Mums claiming they generally do so.

However, Dads say that the responsibility is shared. Of the Dads surveyed 30 per cent say they generally make the lunches, while only four per cent of Mums agreed that Dads get involved.

Eggs are more popular than ever before with Brits eating 700,000 eggs per day while health professionals and consumers recognise their many health benefits.

The British government launched the School Food Plan in 2013 to improve the school food culture and children’s access to good nutritious food. But knowing what ingredients to put in your child’s lunch box has never been more difficult with health warnings associated with a lot of lunch box products.

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