HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHBOX TALK
Interactive Healthy School Lunch Talk about how to create a balanced lunch box and balanced diet for Melbourne Kinder & Primary Schools, run by qualified Nutritionists.
“Prevention is better than cure”. Statistics from the Australian Government in 2009 stated that 25% of young children are not consuming the recommended servings of vegetables a day, which continues to declines as a child reaches adolescent and teen years. Alarmingly 30% of a young child’s daily calorie intake comes from ‘sometimes (discretionary) choices’ such as biscuits, cakes, desserts, processed meats, ice cream and other discretionary choices. Lunch boxes are a great way to introduce vegetables and high fibre grains that will help children maintain sustainable energy levels throughout the afternoon and reduce their appetite for sugary snacks.
Our Healthy Lunchbox talks for parents are run by our Registered Nutritionists & Dietitians who have children of their own and understand the struggle it can be to introduce new foods and maintain a healthy regular lunch box. In the hour talk, we go through examples of healthy lunch boxes and school snacks and talk generally about which food groups should be included to give children optimum nutrition to grow and help with learning. There is an additional option for the healthy lunchbox talk to include a quick healthy snack food demonstration that parents can try and use the recipe at home and include in their children’s lunch boxes.