Suggestions from Public Health to help pack a balanced lunch.

Posted September 1, 2019

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Children that eat well, learn well. A variety of food provides the energy and nutrients needed to pay attention, learn, grow and be active! Try to include at least one food item from each of these 4 categories in your child’s lunch every day.

 Vegetables
 Fruit
Protein-rich Foods (beans, lentils, chickpeas, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, plain yogurt, plain milk)
Whole Grains & Starchy Vegetables (whole grain pasta or bread, potatoes, corn)

Additional tips:

  • Send a re-usable water bottle with water every day.
  • Involve your kids in planning and preparing – it takestwo to mango! Kids are more likely to eat food that they were involved in making.
  • Be a positive role model. Kids are smart and always watching, so if you’re eating the veggies, they’lllikely eat them too!
  • Check out for school lunch tips and recipes.Watch our new YouTube video for recipe inspiration and tips (Visit: For more information visit

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