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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 

  • ensuring a healthy lunchbox balance across core food groups

  • awareness of lunchbox food hygiene and safety

Why 7 - 13 February?

Occurring at the start of Term 1, when school is back and the daily preparation of lunchbox making has set in, Healthy Lunchbox Week supports schools in sharing relevant lunchbox messaging across the whole school community.

Make it. Shoot it. Share it

How do you lunchbox? Make, shoot and share your lunchbox on Nutrition Australia Facebook or Instagram and you’ll be in the running to receive some Smash lunchbox gear or the latest Women’s Weekly Lunchbox 2 cookbook.


Lunchbox Competition

Do you think you have Australia’s healthiest lunchbox? Nutrition Australia have joined forces with Life Education in the search for Australia’s healthiest lunchbox. Upload your photo on Life Education website and you'll be in the running to WIN one of three prize packs consisting of a $250 Woolworths e-Gift card and a Healthy Harold lunch pack. Submissions close Thursday 11th February.


Teacher Webinar

Learn how to provide relevant and tactful lunchbox messaging that recognises family food values and practices. You will also discover a range of trusty go-to resources to stay on top of suitable lunchbox advice for children, families and carers.

Presented by Leanne Elliston, APD.



Follow us

During Healthy Lunchbox Week, we will be sharing healthy lunchbox posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow and like our page to be inspired and see what exciting things we get up to during the week.

Get Involved

Help us spread the word with our Healthy Lunchbox Week 2021 activities

Communication Toolkit

We’d love you to get involved and spread the word within your school, community or organisation. Download our communication toolkit to access our newsletter snippet, social media posts and plenty of images free for you to use. 

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 regarding programs, services, recipes and nutrition information. www.nutritionaustralia.org