Healthy lunch boxes for children
Healthy lunches and snacks are important for children and help with concentration and learning. Encourage children to be involved in their own lunch preparation, and their choices about foods to include. Praise your child when they choose healthy foods for the lunch box. At Tiny Town lunch boxes are stored in the fridge, so please choose a simple box with NO padding to minimise space, and put food containers that your child can learn to open themselves.
We encourage food containers that minimise plastic and non-recyclable wrapping materials and promote sustainability.
Suggested food groups to put in your child’s lunch box:
- Fresh fruit
- Dairy food – cheese or yoghurt
- Protein food – slice of lean meat, hard-boiled egg or beans
- Starchy food – bread, roll, pita or flat bread, fruit bread or crackers
To make it easy for you, visit Nutrition Australia What’s for Lunch and download the What’s for Lunch fact sheet.