The task of packing another term’s worth of healthy lunches your kids will love is made easy with Cancer Council NSW’s Healthy Lunch Box website (healthylunchbox.com.au) and new back to school recipes.
The website is full of recipes, ideas and tips, and includes an interactive lunch box builder to help parents and their kids plan a healthy lunch box at home, or on the move with their smartphone or tablet.
The Healthy Lunch Box website shows parents how easy it can be to incorporate more fruit and veg and pack a lunch box that kids will love to eat while setting up habits that have lifelong cancer prevention benefits.
One in three cancer cases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy weight. But only seven per cent of NSW children eat enough vegetables, and 22 per cent of children are overweight or obese.
Cancer Council NSW’s Nutrition Program Manager, Clare Hughes, said the website helps parents with quick and easy access to healthy recipes and inspiration on how to vary lunch box content. “Our new no bake cookies are great; they are easy to make and taste delicious,” she said.
“Parents want to ensure they are providing their kids with the energy and nutrients they need to learn, play and grow, but with increasingly busy schedules this can often be difficult” Ms Hughes continued.
“We know that a child will eat around 2,500 lunches throughout their time at school, so we wanted to make it as simple as possible for parents to make healthy eating easy, interesting and engaging for their kids. The lunch box builder is a great way to get your kids involved in what’s in their lunch and it’s a great learning tool, even for parents and the fussiest of eaters!”
“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, improve their health, and prevent 12 different adult cancers.” Ms Hughes concluded.
Visit healthylunchbox.com.au and pack a healthy lunch box today!