School Lunchboxes

It is important for students to eat a variety of foods every day to be healthy and have a successful day at school. The best lunch boxes would include items from all food groups including water as the drink.

A lunchbox could include the following:

  • Sandwich or rice
  • Dairy- cheese or yoghurt
  • Fruit- apple, banana, pear, mandarins, strawberry
  • Vegetable sticks- carrot, celery, cucumber
  • A small treat
  • Water

As part of a goal, I have been looking at the lunch boxes of some grades and have been noticing that some students have a large number of packaged snacks and no sandwiches or fruit. In HPE we have been discussing different fruits students like and encourage students to ask their parents for these fruits in their lunch boxes.

It can sometimes be difficult organizing food for lunch boxes however some ideas may be to buy fruit in a 1kg container, like apples from Woolworths for $4, also a loaf of bread for around $2 which can be stored in the freezer and a few slices taken out each morning to make lunch.

It would be great for everyone to make some small changes to help students such as including a piece of fruit instead of a packaged cake or chips. This will help students perform better at school by fueling them with food that has longer lasting energy.