Healthy Lunchbox Activity

Healthy Lunchbox ActivityHere are some simple tips to ensure your children are enjoying healthy and tasty snack and lunch options at school.

What to include in lunchboxes

  • Fruit preferably fresh or tinned
  • Protein food such as a slices of lean meat, tinned tuna or hard boiled egg
  • Vegetables a small container with any mixed vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, peas and cucumber
  • A dairy food such as a cheese stick or slice, grated cheese, milk, yoghurt or soy milk
  • Starchy food bread, roll, fl at bread or crackers
  • A frozen drink such as water or 100 per cent fruit juice in an icepack or freezer pack

Always include

  • At least two to four serves of carbohydrate-rich/starchy foods
  • Some serves of vegetables
  • At least two pieces of fruit (fresh or tinned)
  • At least one serve of dairy food
  • Refer to the kids section of the 1Seven website for exact serving sizes for each age group

What to leave out

  • Donuts and cakes
  • Lollies, honey and jams
  • Fruit bars and fruit straps
  • Muesli and chocolate bars
  • Potato crisps and oven-baked savoury biscuits
  • Fatty meats such as salami and strasburg
  • Cordials and soft drinks

Remember to keep food safe!

  • Choose an insulated lunch box or one with a freezer pack
  • Perishable foods such as dairy products sliced meats, etc, should be kept cool and eaten within four hours of preparation
  • To keep food fresh, wrap sandwiches or store in a small container
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