The kids will be back to school before we know it, and so that means us mums are back to packing lunches in the mornings. While most of us think that we pack a healthy lunch for our kids, only 1% of children’s lunchboxes actually meet the Government nutritional standards, according to research by the University of Leeds. So how can mums get more goodness into their kids’ lunches without compromising on taste?
YAZOO, the delicious milkshake that kids love, belongs to an exclusive group of drinks which meet current government legislation for drinks that can be freely sold in schools. So when mums pack YAZOO into their kids’ lunchboxes, they will have peace of mind knowing YAZOO is a healthier alternative to high sugar drinks.
YAZOO contains less than 5% added sugar and is free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives. It’s also packed with calcium and is a great source of Vitamin B.
So why should your child be drinking milk?
Milk is one of the best sources of calcium which is vital for healthy growth and strong bones.
Milk also contains protein which is important for muscles and body strength. A small 200ml bottle of YAZOO contains about 6g of protein and can make a good contribution to the daily protein kids need.
Children who drink milk have comparable or lower BMIs compared to children who don’t drink it.
Children between the ages of 7 and 10 years should get at least 550mg of calcium each day. YAZOO is a tasty way of providing kids with 30% of their recommended daily allowance.
Dr. Jennie Cockroft, Director of Nutrition at Purely Nutrition Ltd, says "Many children's drinks have been banned from schools and lunchboxes but because YAZOO contains no artificial sweeteners or preservatives and less than 5% added sugar, your school will be happy for you to pop one in your child's lunchbox to quench their thirst at lunch or to keep them going on the way home. Not only that but you'll be providing your child with a healthy calcium-kick at the same time".
While many kids don’t like the taste of milk, YAZOO is a great way of encouraging kids to drink their milk as it is available in Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana flavours. It is available in a choice of bottle sizes and is low in fat, free of artificial sweeteners and preservatives and contains more than 90% milk.