More than three quarters of British parents would agree that their child’s lunch box is healthy but research published by the University of Leeds has revealed that only 1% of children’s lunch boxes actually meet the UK government’s nutritional standards.
Consuming milk and other dairy products five or six times a week could also boost brain power, according to research by Yazoo.
It was revealed that those who consumed milk and dairy performed up to five times better than those who consumed less dairy based products. Yazoo found that 35% parents admit to giving their child milk to drink to aid their energy levels.
Nearly a quarter of parents admit to giving their 12-14 year-old child energy drinks to aid energy levels, yet 61% of those parents admitted that they thought energy drinks are not very good for their child’s health at this age .