What's in a healthy lunchbox?

Some of you may have seen this article online this week comparing student lunches in two suburbs. It’s worth a read! It raised lots of discussion around what should be in a lunchbox.

Here is a bit of information from the experts with some suggestions if you’re feeling a bit stuck or lacking in inspiration. https://heas.health.vic.gov.au/schools/healthy-lunchboxes. You might like to save this to your phone for easy access.

For a healthy lunchbox pick & mix something from each food group 1 - 6!

The Department of Health and Human Services' Pick & Mix 1-6 poster provides a range of ideas and practical tips to inspire families to create healthy school lunchboxes

Pick and mix one tasty option from each of the five core food groups to create a healthy lunchbox every day:

  1. Fruit (e.g. fresh, frozen, pureed and canned in natural juice

  2. Vegetables, legumes and beans

  3. Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives

  4. Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans

  5. Grain (cereal) foods

  6. Plain water