The idea behind “Bright Ideas To Take The Panic out of Packed Lunch” came from the parents and staff at Prestonpans Infants School, who were concerned about the rise in the number of less healthy snack foods that children were bringing into school in their packed lunch boxes.
These included a number of products marketed specifically for packed lunches, which are often high in fat, sugar and salt, as well as less healthy, highly processed items such as sausage rolls, fizzy juice, crisps and chocolate.

This work  led to advice being issued  to all parents on healthy packed lunches including a well designed pull out card with sample packed lunches.

Evaluation of this programme can be found healthy-packed-lunches-report-final-v4

 Marjorie Shepherd

Food & Health development officer

East Lothian Council

Marjorie’s has also posted the follow document for information

HAVE YOUR SAY IN EAST LOTHIAN – A consultation on Scotlands national food policy
In Autumn 2007, the Scottish Parliament agreed with the Scottish Government that a national food policy was needed for Scotland. The thinking behind it was that a national policy would help ensure a more joined-up approach to food in Scotland, covering every part of the food chain from farm gate to plate. It would provide long-term direction and foresight for the industry and make real the full potential of Scotland’s food for the benefit of everyone.
Funding was made available through a grant from Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) to run five consultation events in East Lothian.