Cheese is tasty and nutritious: this is why it is such a great food to include in your children’s lunchboxes. All the recipes provided on this page have been ideated and tested by TV chef (and father) Peter Sidwell and are the perfect shake-up to your children’s usual school meals.
The campaign was designed following a recent survey commissioned by the British Cheese Board which highlighted how popular cheese is amongst children and parents. This UK-wide survey was carried out amongst 500 children and parents and showed that over 20% of children eat cheese every day and 45% eat it every other day. Only 1% of children surveyed said they never ate cheese – a testament to cheese’s fame. Click on the links to access the full surveys on children and parents.
And remember, cheese is a source of calcium, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B12, all of which are important for your kids’ development. For more information on children’s nutritional and dietary requirements visit The Dairy Council website at www.milk.co.uk.
So how about:
Mixing some grated British Cheddar with fresh tomatoes in a tortilla wrap (cheese quesadilla)
For more information on the different types of British cheese and their specific characteristics, visit our dedicated information page.