Easy, healthy lunchboxes every day of the school year

Thousands of parents across Aotearoa are stepping up once more to the daily challenge of filling the kids’ lunchboxes.

Health and wellbeing is a top priority for parents in these uncertain pandemic times and making sure tamariki get a nutritious midday meal and snacks high in immunity-boosting vitamins and minerals is important.

5+ A Day Project Manager, Carmel Ireland is encouraging Kiwi parents to make the most of locally grown fruit and vegetables to create healthy, affordable and delicious lunchbox kai. “Eating what’s in season is an affordable and healthy way to fill a school lunchbox,” she says.

5+ A Day has created an easy downloadable card for parents looking for lunchbox inspiration [PDF].
The card features a list of which seasonal produce is available each term, plus quick and easy recipes to include in kids’ lunchboxes.


Page last updated: 16/06/2022

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