Rule no. 1 is – have fun!
Your child should be allowed to enjoy the foods offered at the party, including snack foods and birthday cake like other children.
It’s helpful if teachers can inform parents in advance of special parties so they are aware of the cause of a possible rise in their child’s BGLs.
If your child needs to take a plate for a party at school, here’s some great party food ideas which can be enjoyed by everyone:
- Fairy bread
- Mini pizzas
- Potato wedges
- Low joule jelly cups
- Mini muffins
- Dips and crackers
- Ribbon sandwiches
- Diet soft drink
- Fruit kebabs
At some time, either during a school outing or after school, your child will be exposed to fast foods! Takeaway outlets offer a variety of foods that are fast, fun and definitely appealing to children. Many of these foods are high in fat and salt and lack fibre, however they can be enjoyed from time to time.
The type and amount of carbohydrate and fat are important considerations. Better choices are:
- BBQ chicken roll (skip the skin)
- Regular burger with salad
- Doner kebab and salad
- Toasted sandwiches or focaccia
- Grilled fish and chips
- Asian stir-fry or noodle dishes
- Vegetable based pizzas