General Nutrition

Packing a School Lunchbox

When children eat well they behave better, are able to listen well and concentrate for longer - giving them the best chance at success in life!

Packing a healthy school lunchbox will help children to learn and play well and be happy at school.

 

Check out the factsheet below for some easy steps to planning a healthy lunchbox.

School Lunchbox Ideas

When packing a lunchbox, mix and match a variety of foods from each of the five food groups. 

Check out the fact sheet here to find out what these are and how you can be a lunchbox star!

What's For Lunch?

What's for Lunch?

Packing a healthy lunchbox is about ensuring children have a variety of foods to eat everyday. 

Check out the Fact Sheet below from Healthy Lunchbox Week on what is a halthy school lunch and some great tips!

Managing Your Blood Pressure

Managing Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. The risk of high blood pressure rises steadily with age. It affects around one in three Australians aged 25 years and older.

Cheese

Cheese

Cheese is a tasty, convenient and versatile food that has been a significant part of our diet for thousands of years. Cheese is packed with key nutrients and plays an important role as part of a healthy diet. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to Australian cheese, it adds flavour to many favourite dishes - lasagne, pasta, and toasties to name a few. Plus, cheese is the ultimate entertainer.

Download the attachment for more information on Cheese and Health, Lactose intolerance and more fun facts.

Milk

Milk

Cow's milk is a natural source of nutrition. It's the biggest contributor of calcium to the Australian diet and provides a rane of other nutritents for good health. Cow's milk has been enjoyed for thousands of years and is used to make some of our favourite foods, including cheese, yoghurt and custard. 

Take a look at the fact sheet below for more information on what's in Milk, are you having enough and Milk and Health. 

Nutrition Australia acknowledge Dairy Australia for providing the content. 

Dairy foods: How much is enough?

Dairy foods including milk, cheese and yogurt are one of the five food groups the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat every day. The other four food
groups are:

VHEE fruit & veg resource hub

Nutrition Australia Vic Division coordinates a network of organisations that work towards improving the supply and consumption of fruit and vegetables in Victoria.

It's called the Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise (VHEE) Fruit and Vegetable Network

Simple solutions for using up fruit

Apples

Stewing apples in a little water is a great way of prolonging their life.  Stewed apples can be used as a base for many meals and desserts, or frozen for future use.  

  • Adding them as a topping for your favourite breakfast cereal
  • Serving stewed apples with a dollop of yoghurt or custard for a fresh and healthy dessert
  • Adding them to cakes or muffins for a delicious warm treat
  • Baking them with a crumble topping for a warming winter dessert

 

Growing fruit and vegetables

Take a look at the following websites for advice on starting your own fruit or vegetable garden.

South Australian Garden and Outdoor Living
A great guide for South Australians on what to plant and when.

Gardening Australia
The ABC's own gardening platform includes an interactive map with tips on what to grow and when, across Australia.

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