If you’re desperate for more ideas for healthy school snack ideas and want to get your kids involved, this is the answer to your lunchbox dreams.
As part of their Eat It To Beat It program and just in time for back to school, Cancer Council NSW have launched a brand new website that includes recipes, ideas and tips to create a healthy lunchbox every day for the whole family.
But that’s not all.
It also features an incredibly fun and clever interactive lunch box builder that enables parents and their kids to plan a healthy lunch box at home, or on the move with their smartphone or tablet.
The Healthy Lunch Box app is so fun, you and your kids will get lost in all the possible combinations of just how yummy a lunchbox can be – perhaps even forgetting how healthy all the options are.
According to Cancer Council NSW, only 7% of NSW children eat enough vegetables and a staggering 22% are overweight or obese.
Kids are already encouraged by us to make healthy food choices and educated along these lines at school, so the foundations have been laid for a healthy lifestyle. This app takes the nagging out of the practical process and puts all of those ideas into a fun, easy and interactive process – we think the results are great!
Cancer Council NSW’s Nutrition Program Manager, Clare Hughes, said parents want quick and easy access to healthy recipes and inspiration on how to vary lunch box content.
Here’s a taste of the yummy recipes on offer:
“Parents want to ensure they are providing their kids with the energy and nutrients they need to learn and play”Clare Hughes
“With one child eating about 2,500 lunches throughout their years at school, many parents report that packing lunch boxes can be a chore, especially when it comes to getting kids enthusiastic about healthy options such as fruit and vegetables."
“Adding fruit and vegetables to the lunch box every day is a simple way to ensure children are getting the vitamins, minerals and fibre they need to fuel concentration in the classroom – and the cancer prevention benefits of eating a healthy and balanced diet are so important too."
“Parents are sure to find something that appeals to the fussiest of eaters and parents can even use the website as inspiration for their own lunches”Clare Hughes
The website has been made possible thanks to the ongoing generosity of OUTRUN CANCER, a fantastic fundraising initiative.
Healthy Lunch Box, an initiative from Cancer Council NSW, is an interactive tool for parents to use with their children to plan and pack a healthy lunch box.
For more recipes please visit healthylunchbox.com.au
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