This website, developed in partnership with OUTRUN CANCER, is an interactive tool for parents to use with their children to plan and pack a healthy lunch box.
We know 1 in 3 cancers can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating well. But 93% of children don’t eat enough vegetables and adults aren’t eating enough either.
At Cancer Council NSW we’re passionate about helping families eat better. This website will save you time and money, and our clever tips and tricks for adding fruit and vegetables to the lunch box will help set your child on a path of lifelong healthy eating to reduce their cancer risk. It seeks to make life easier for parents by providing an easy, accessible source of evidence-based healthy eating information. Children are more likely to eat healthy items if they have chosen them and don’t forget parent role modelling sets a great example too!
At Cancer Council NSW we make our dietary recommendations according to the Australian Dietary Guidelines as they are based on evidence reviews. As such, we recommend everyone eat a balanced diet from across the five food groups including breads & cereals, vegetables & salads, fruit, meat & alternatives and dairy.
As many schools ask that lunch boxes are nut free, all our recipes do not include nuts.