Did you know that almost 1 in 3 South African Children under the age of 5 are stunted due to poor nutrition, picky eating and/or recurrent illness?1
It is therefore extremely important that your children are fed a healthy and balanced diet, especially when they go to school. Good nutrition is vital for their growth, brain function, performance and energy needs on a daily basis.2
Ensure you pack a healthy and nutritious lunchbox for them so all their needs are taken care of.
Here are some tips for a healthy, nutritious and fun lunch box:3,4
Proper nutrition should go hand in hand with exercise and adequate hydration. Don’t forget to pack a bottle of water or sugar-free fruit juice so that your children stay hydrated.
References: 1. UNICEF / WHO / World Bank Group Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates. Levels and trends in child malnutrition. Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates 2019 edition. 2. Nicklas TA, et al. J Am Diet Assoc 2008;108:1038-1047. 3. 5 Steps to pack a healthy lunchbox. Available at: https://therootcause.com.au/5-steps-to-pack-a-healthy-lunchbox/ Date Accessed: April 2021. 4. Pick & Mix Lunchbox Poster. Available at: https://heas.health.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/pick-mix-lunchbox-poster.pdf Date Accessed: April 2021.
Also add in existing recipes.