The National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Concytec) Through its virtual program Pop Ciencia, it recommended to the Peruvian population some alternatives for healthy lunch boxes to achieve optimal physical and mental development in the growth stage of their children.
In a mega-diverse country in flora and fauna where there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables to choose from. The National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Concytec), advises consuming foods that are produced in their closest localities. For example, for the children of Ayacucho, their snack could be a quinoa dessert accompanied by a slice of cheese and a barley drink.
It is important to clarify that the lunch box does not replace breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a snack that allows children and adolescents to consume key foods to recharge energy and thus be able to continue with their school duties.
Those who live in Lima or Callao can eat a sandwich with a hard-boiled egg, avocado or chicken, accompanied by an apple drink. In Ucayali, the best option would be to eat some yucca donuts accompanied by a camu camu soft drink. These are light snacks recommended for school days with reduced schedules like the current ones.
In addition, drinking liquid is essential, so you should choose to drink natural soft drinks such as: emollient, lemonade, orangeade or fruit water from your locality. You should avoid soft drinks, energy drinks, juices and nectars that contain preservatives.
On the other hand, snacks such as sweets, cookies, packaged cakes, ultra-processed foods are tasty and addictive. However, they are not recommended to be consumed daily. For a better orientation, when choosing them, it is important to consider the black octagons that go on the wrapper where they carry messages such as High in sugar, sodium or saturated fats.