How do you pack a lunchbox with goodness? 

Each day children need: 

  • Something for lunch (main meal)
  • Something for recess (mini meal)
  • Something to munch (fruit or vegetables)
  • Water to drink 

Pack foods such as wholegrains, vegetables, lean meats and reduced-fat dairy as well as fruits and water to drink. Remember if it's all healthy food then it doesn't matter what order your child eats their lunchbox, anything they reach for will give them the energy they need to get through the day. 

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The Main 

Pack a substantial meal such as a sandwich, wrap, sushi, pasta, curry, falafel or any leftovers from the night before. Remember to throw in an ice pack to keep food safe.

The Mini 

Pack a healthy snack such as cheese and grainy crackers, hard boiled eggs, homemade muffins, plain yoghurt, popcorn, tinned tuna or baked beans.

The Munch 

Pack any fruits and vegetables that your child enjoys. Pick seasonal to save money and encourage variety. 

Water 

Always pack water for your child. 

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Lunchbox examples 

 Monday lunchbox

Main
Beef and salad sandwich

Mini
Cheese and crackers plus apple

Munch
Celery pieces

 Tuesday lunchbox

Main
Vegie pasta plus egg

Mini
Apple and zucchini muffin

Munch
Kiwi fruit

 Wednesday lunchbox

Main
Tuna sushi

Mini
Vegie sticks and hummus

Munch
Mandarin

 Thursday lunchbox

Main
Vegetable fritters and baked beans

Mini
Berry muffin

Munch
Grapes

 Friday lunchbox

Main
Tuna and salad bread sushi

Mini
Strawberries plus vegie muffin

Munch
Corn

Don't forget!

Waterbottle
Send your child to school with a refillable water bottle every day