Packing a healthy lunch box for child care, preschool and school
When you’re food shopping, buy enough healthy foods to make your child’s lunches for the week. This makes it easier to come up with healthy lunch ideas each day.
Let your child choose their own healthy lunch box food. Your child is more likely to eat food they’ve chosen themselves. Packing the night before gives your child time to choose carefully.
Colourful, environmentally friendly and healthy lunch box ideas
Aim for a ‘rainbow’ of different-coloured fruits and vegetables in your child’s lunch box. This gives your child more chances to get all the nutrients they need.
Pack fresh foods with minimal packaging. Try reusable containers, pockets and wraps. They’re better for the environment, healthier and easier for kids to handle.
Safe, interesting and healthy lunch box ideas
Keep food cold until you pack it. Add a frozen water bottle or use an insulated lunch bag to keep food cool. Check whether allergy-causing foods should stay at home.
Try different options, like sushi, salads, pasta and noodles. Different sandwich fillings can keep your child interested too. Check out more tasty and healthy lunch ideas.