With the kids heading back to school next week the task of creating a healthy school lunch every day is now easier for parents with
Cancer Council NSW’s newly launched Healthy Lunch Box website (healthylunchbox.com.au).
The website includes recipes, ideas and tips – and it also features an 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 shows local parents how easy it can be to add more fruit and veg and pack a lunch box that kids will love to eat while encouraging behaviour that has 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 7% of NSW children eat enough vegetables and 22% of children are overweight or obese. “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,” said Pip Grant, Community Engagement Manager Cancer Council NSW.
Visit healthylunchbox.com.au and pack a tasty healthy lunch box today!