Starting ‘big’ school is a huge deal not only for children, but also for parents or caregivers as it may be the first time packing a lunch box.
Developed by dietitians, Cancer Council NSW’s Healthy Lunch Box website is a resource that can be trusted. It makes it easy to plan and pack a healthy lunch box kids will love to eat!
Cancer Council NSW has a number of handy resources for schools and new parents and carers on how to pack a lunch box.
Why do kids need a healthy lunch box?
Did you know that the average child will eat more than 2,500 lunches during their school years? A good lunch gives children energy and nutrients to learn, play and grow, and sets them up with lifelong healthy eating habits. So it’s really important to pack a healthy lunch box for your child.
Resources for schools, parents and carers
How to pack a healthy lunch box video!
Check out our fun and informative 3-minute ‘How to pack a healthy lunch box’ video. This video is perfect to show new kindy parents at orientation nights or included within kindy orientation packs.
Healthy Lunch Box website information resource*
This pdf can be either inserted into an e-newsletter (the pdf contains hyperlinks for easy access to the website) or printed out to go into kindy orientation packs. It provides information on what you will find on the website.
Healthy Lunch Box ‘Pack your lunch box’ resource*
This pdf can be either inserted into an e-newsletter or printed out to go into kindy orientation packs. It provides information on foods from the 5 food groups and what to pack in a lunch box.
Healthy Lunch Box webinar
This 15-minute webinar ‘How to pack a healthy lunch box’, provides lots of information about packing a healthy lunch box.