Crunch&Sip®: How do you pack a lunchbox with goodness?

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.

The Main 
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.

The Mini 
Pack a healthy snack such as cheese and grainy crackers, hard boiled eggs, homemade muffins, plain yoghurt, popcorn, tinned tuna or baked beans.

The Munch 
Pack any fruits and vegetables that your child enjoys. Pick seasonal to save money and encourage variety.

Always pack water for your child.

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