Revolutionise your child’s school lunchbox with nude food in and boost their health.
Strip back the packets and cut down on processed foods, filling lunchboxes instead with fresh fruit, vegetables, grains and healthy proteins.
Obesity amongst children is a major health issue, with health experts predicting the trend will worsen over time but a few small changes can help families achieve balanced lunchboxes for the kids, and healthier lifestyles overall.
Lunches that are quick and easy to prepare, fun for the kids to eat and nutritious are vital in helping boost the health of children.
You can build a healthy lunch with some key ingredients: Carbohydrate-based foods, like wholegrain bread, pasta, rice and couscous are great to keep hungry tummies fuller for longer!
Go for high-protein foods like lean meat, tinned tuna, egg or tofu. Protein-rich dairy foods like yoghurt and cheese are also good sources of calcium.
Try and fill your child’s lunchbox with a healthy serve of fruits and vegetables – think mandarins, bananas, apples, pre-peeled oranges, snow peas or cherry tomatoes, they’re easy to eat!
Water is the best choice as a drink to keep your kids hydrated throughout the day, or unflavoured, low-fat milk.
Limit the intake of foods high in saturated fat – like biscuits, cakes, pastries, pies, pizza, processed meats and potato chips, and avoid food and drinks containing added salt.
Getting the kids involved in learning about how foods are grown, trying new foods and helping with the cooking are all great ways to get your children interested in their daily diet, too.”
Improving the diets of children can reduce rates of overweight and obesity, reducing the risk of a range of chronic diseases – including some cancers.
Up to one-third of all cancers are preventable through simple lifestyle adjustments including eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in recommended physical activity.
Find out more at cancerqld.org.au.