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News UK packed lunch – show us what's inside your school lunchbox
A leading nutritionist has said what's inside school children's lunchboxes isn't much healthier than a canteen meal - what's in your lunch box? Share your picture to create a UK map
From a sandwich, packet of crisps and a chocolate bar to homemade pesto pasta and Jaffa Cakes, a leading nutritionist has warned children's packed lunches might be just as unhealthy as a school meal.
Parents put off canteen meals due to the horsemeat scandal – a rise of 10% - might be surprised to find just 1% of packed lunches meet nutritional standards. Read the full story.
What's in your child's packed lunch? Help us paint a picture of home-prepared packed lunches across the UK, and their nutritional value, so we can see how young people in schools today are eating.
How to get involved:
To take part, simply take a picture of the packed lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning this week and upload it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GdnLunch – make sure your location data is turned on by switching on 'add to your photo map'. Or you can upload your image to our UK News Flickr group here, or email a high res picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you tell us a bit about the lunch in the headline/caption – tell us what's in the lunchbox as well as where you are from (a postcode or town name will do). Add your name and feel free to add a comment here about the nutritional value of the the lunch.
We'll create a gallery and map of your photos to show the nutritional spread of packed lunches across the UK at the end of the week. This gallery will be powered by n0tice.com - you can see all the submissions so far at ukpackedlunch.n0tice.com