About Healthy Lunchbox Week
Healthy Lunchbox Week is an initiative of Nutrition Australia that aims to inspire Australian families to create healthy and enjoyable lunchboxes.
Did you know children consume around 30% of their daily food intake at school? Most of this comes from the contents of their lunchbox. What children eat during their day at school plays a crucial role in their learning and development.
Healthy Lunchbox Week helps families prepare healthy lunchboxes by:
inspiring healthy lunchbox ideas and recipes
informing a healthy lunchbox balance across core food groups
awareness of lunchbox food hygiene and safety.
Why 5 - 11 February?
Occurring at the start of Term 1, Healthy Lunchbox Week provides timely information for families as they return to the routine of daily lunchbox packing. It also supports schools and teachers to share healthy lunchbox messages within their school community.
2023 Events and Activities
Free classroom resources
Teachers! Take your class on Healthy Lunchbox Week journey with five fun classroom adventures to choose from. Download our free adventure kits now and start planning.
2023 Supporter toolkit
Help us spread the word. We have a range of downloadable assets to use within your school, early years setting or local community. Choose from posters, social media tiles and banners.
Free webinar -
Packed with Goodness
Join Cancer Council WA health professionals as they share their tips for packing a healthy lunchbox including healthy alternatives to pre-packaged snacks, label reading and more.
Date: Thursday 9 February, 2023
Time: 12:30pm AEDT
Click here to register
Australia's healthiest lunchbox competition 2023
Healthy Harold is on the look out for Australia's healthiest lunchbox. Win prizes for your family and school. Simply build a healthy lunchbox for your school child, upload a photo and describe in words what’s in their lunchbox.
Click here to learn more and enter.
Celebrate healthy lunchbox week by joining a dietitian-led webinar on creating healthy, balanced lunchboxes for children. Topics include building a healthy, balanced lunchbox, lunchbox ideas and tips, and how to save money and time.
Date: Tuesday 28 February
Time 6:00pm - 6:30pm AEDT
Click here to register
During Healthy Lunchbox Week, we will be sharing healthy lunchbox posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Follow and like us for plenty of inspiration and see what exciting things we get up to during the week.
About Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that aims to inspire healthy eating for all Australians.
Visit the Nutrition Australia website for more information on our programs, services, recipes and nutrition resources. www.nutritionaustralia.org