Is packing the school lunchbox a struggle for your family?
With more than 200 school days in a year it can be a daunting prospect to pack lunch every day. It requires planning, creativity and effort to stay on top of ensuring your child is getting their recommended daily intake of nutrients.
Our team at Life Education Queensland has five top tips to navigate the school lunchbox and help you meal prep for the school year. With help from our resident nutritionist and community development officer, Jaclyn Coffey, she shares her tips with us to make it a bit easier for your family below.
Children are more likely to try new foods if they are included alongside foods they already know and like. Providing too many new foods can be overwhelming for children.
Make sure your child can open any packages or containers or peel fruit. Chop up vegetables, fruit or sandwiches to make them easier for little ones to eat.
Pack a bottle of water that can be refilled. Freezing water overnight can also help to keep their lunchbox cool and it’s especially refreshing on a hot Queensland summer day.
After more lunchbox inspiration to add to your recipes? Here are some of our suggested recipes from trusted Australian nutrition resources.