Keep food in the fridge until you pack it. Add a frozen water bottle or use an insulated lunch bag to keep food cool. Check whether foods that cause allergic reactions should stay at home.
Encourage school children to choose healthy foods at the canteen – crunchy vegies, fruits, dairy products, and more. Check out more healthy lunch ideas.
Try to leave ‘sometimes’ foods – like chips, muesli bars, biscuits and chocolate – out of the lunch box. These foods don’t give your child energy or nutrients for play and learning.