Healthy lunchbox tips

Did you know that when children eat well they behave better, are able to concentrate and listen for longer. Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help your child (big or small) to focus, learn and be happy at school.

Need some ideas for some fresh and healthy lunchboxes?

Nutrition Australia has 7 helpful tips to get you on your way

  • Make time to prepare – buy fresh fruit and vegetables, milk and yoghurt, bread and crackers in advance
  • Shop wisely and save money – shop what is in season for good quality and value for money
  • Make your own snacks
  • Look after the environment use reusable containers. Less packaging = less rubbish and is better for the environment
  • Choose a variety of foods from the 5 food groups
    • Grain foods
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Milk, cheese, yoghurt or other calcium enriched dairy alternatives
    • Lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts and legumes
  • Include a bottle of water no need for sweetened drinks as these are not good for teeth. Often your child can set a good example for others by drinking water
  • Keep food cool freeze a water bottle or put a small ice pack in the lunch box

Why not get the kids involved in preparing and packing their lunchboxes. Its never too early to learn about healthy and nutritious foods.

Want more information or ideas?

Check out Nutrition Australia’s healthy lunchbox guide