Each day children need:
- Something for lunch (main meal)
- Something for recess (mini meal)
- Something to munch (fruit or vegetables)
- Water to drink
Pack foods such as wholegrains, vegetables, lean meats and reduced-fat dairy as well as fruits and water to drink. Remember if it’s all healthy food then it doesn’t matter what order your child eats their lunchbox, anything they reach for will give them the energy they need to get through the day.
Pack a substantial meal such as a sandwich, wrap, sushi, pasta, curry, falafel or any leftovers from the night before. Remember to throw in an ice pack to keep food safe.
Pack a healthy snack such as cheese and grainy crackers, hard boiled eggs, homemade muffins, plain yoghurt, popcorn, tinned tuna or baked beans.
Pack any fruits and vegetables that your child enjoys. Pick seasonal to save money and encourage variety.
Always pack water for your child.
More examples can be found here: https://www.crunchandsip.com.au/healthy-lunchboxes/how-to-pack-a-healthy-lunchbox-