SWAP IT is a new healthy lunchbox program developed by dietitians from the Good for Kids Team.
SWAP IT aims to support parents and carers to swap what is packed in the lunchbox from sometimes foods to everyday foods.
By improving lunchboxes, we can make a huge difference to a child's daily food intake. Everyday foods help kids to grow and learn. By swapping a sometimes food for an everyday food we are setting children up for the best possible mental and behavioural performance at school and at home.
If you are a teacher or principal and would like your school to receive SWAP IT, please register your interest.
SWAP IT from Sometimes Foods to Everyday Foods
Making simple swaps from sometimes foods to everyday foods is the best way.
Helping parents to SWAP IT
There are many reasons why parents pack certain foods and drinks in the lunchbox such as child preference, time and cost. SWAP IT can help parents make the switch from sometimes foods to everyday foods.
Chop extra vegetables while preparing the evening meal. Portion into zip lock bags or plastic containers ready for the lunchbox.
Swap a pre-packaged cheese and biscuit snack for wholegrain crackers and reduced fat cheese portioned from larger packs and save a bundle.
A HEALTHY LUNCHBOX IS MADE UP OF EVERYDAY FOODS:
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