Everyday Lunchbox Planner
The ‘SWAP IT Everyday Lunchbox Planner’ is designed to make it easier for you to pack a lunchbox full of everyday foods. By planning ahead, you can make sure your child has a healthy lunchbox to help them concentrate, learn and play throughout the day.
When children are involved in planning their lunchbox, they are more likely to eat what’s packed. Download a free printable version of our lunchbox planner to try with your child today. Why not laminate a copy and write straight onto it with a whiteboard marker?
It can be confusing to know what to pack in a lunchbox. To make it easier for you we have provided a guide of what should be included.
What Should I Pack?
See our “Packing an Everyday Lunchbox Resource” for more lunchbox inspiration.
Veg & Fruit Break: Vegetables or fruit
Recess: Vegetables or fruit + 1-2 everyday snacks (e.g. plain air popped popcorn, roasted fava beans, reduced fat yoghurt, dates, cheese and wholegrain crackers, pikelets, fruit scones).
Drink: Water and/or reduced fat plain milk, or milk alternative.
Ice brick: Frozen ice brick, frozen water bottle, or frozen reduced fat plain milk popper to keep cold foods cold or use a good quality thermos to keep hot foods hot. See our “how to keep foods safe page”.