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Kids the winners: Australia’s healthiest lunchboxes announced

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022

The competition was fierce and the nutrition was high. Healthy Harold’s search for Australia’s healthiest lunchbox has ended in success with six delicious winning entries.

Life Ed, together with Woolworths Fresh Food Kids, Dairy Australia and Nutrition Australia, called for kids around the country to create their best-balanced boxes to encourage healthy eating habits.

The ‘munch’ anticipated winning lunch box creators are:

  • Will, Wilkins Public School, NSW
  • Khalea, Five Dock Public School, NSW
  • Darcy, St Michael’s School Gordonvale, QLD
  • Madeleine, Belle Vue Park Primary School, VIC
  • Juliet, Brabham Primary School, WA
  • Maya, Fleurieu Occasional Community Children’s Centre, SA

The all-star spreads were chosen from 167 entries and packed a punch with a combination of delicious snacks from all the major food groups, including grains, meat and alternatives, dairy and alternatives, fruits and vegetables. The lunches were practical, fresh and affordable to prepare for school each day.

Life Ed Australia CEO Kellie Sloane said getting children involved in packing nutritious lunch options helped set them up for a healthy future.

Around a third of a child’s daily food comes from their lunchbox. School is a time when children start to make independent choices about their lifestyles. This is an important time to talk about and encourage healthy food habits.
Life Ed Australia CEO Kellie Sloane

Woolworths Nutritionist Felicity Curtain said: “Packing a healthy lunchbox doesn’t need to be an onerous task. Involving your children in lunchbox preparation not only lightens the load but also helps build their interest in good food so they have the energy they need to learn and grow.”

Each winning lunchbox received a $250 Woolworths e-Gift card, along with a $500 Life Ed voucher and $250 Woolworths e-Gift card for their school.

Australia's Healthiest Lunchbox Winners