SWAP IT Program for Early Childhood Education and Care
The SWAP IT program aims to support services and families to pack healthier lunchboxes by providing ideas for healthy food choices to “swap in” to the lunchbox.
Developed by Dietitians, the SWAP IT food recommendations are based on the latest government nutrition guidelines for childcare- aged children. The Swap it choices help parents to identify foods of low nutritional value that could be “Swapped- out” while also providing practical easy ideas for healthier alternatives.
For more information on how we chose our healthier options click here.
SWAP IT Choices
“Swap IT Choices” is what we call our lists of healthy food and drink suggestions for the lunchbox.
Families- Just click on the lists below for healthy options including product names and brands:
- SWAP IT Options - Savoury Snacks
- SWAP IT Options - Sweet Snacks
- SWAP IT Options- Lunch
- SWAP IT Options - Drinks
Childcare Services – why not consider using our SWAP IT Choices lists as part of your service Nutrition Guidelines or Policy? This may assist with meeting section 2.1.3 of the National Quality Framework.
Our Best Lunchbox Packing Tips
Short on time? Out of Ideas? Have a fussy eater? Click on the links below for tips and ideas tailored to you.
- Our Top 5 Time-Saving Tips When Packing Lunchboxes
- Money Saving Tips when Packing the Lunchbox
- Tips for encouraging new foods
- Fussy Eating Concerns: our best advice
- Our Top 5 Sweet Food ideas for the Lunchboxes
- Our Top 5 Savoury Snacks for the Lunchbox
- How to make sure snacks “count”
Whilst brands may be depicted in these images and videos, Good For Kids has no affiliation and do not endorse any speciﬁc food brand. Product availability and price were current as of April 2016. We do not warrant that the information we provide will meet individual health, nutritional or medical requirements, or individual school policy.