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Lunchbox champ Will dives into healthy eating habits

Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
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The competition was fierce and the nutrition was high. Healthy Harold’s search for Australia’s healthiest lunchbox has ended in success with Wilkins Public School student topping the state.

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.

New South Wale’s competition winner – Marrickville champ Will – created a munch-anticipated lunchbox that packed a punch with a delicious combination of snacks from all the major food groups, including grains, meat and alternatives, dairy and alternatives, fruits and vegetables.

"I eat from the rainbow and make sure I fill my body up with things that make me strong and give me energy"
Will - NSW winner of Australia's Healthiest Lunchbox
NSW winning lunchbox

The Wilkins Public School student’s all-star spread was chosen from 167 entries Australia-wide, showcasing a lunch that was practical, fresh and affordable to prepare for school each day.

Life Ed NSW / ACT CEO Jonathon Peatfield 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 nutrient intake comes from their lunchbox, so it's important that children have a lunch that not only supports their energy levels and ability to concentrate at school, but contributes to an overall balanced diet.
Jonathon Peatfield - CEO, Life Ed NSW / ACT

“School is a time when children start to make independent choices about their lifestyles. This is a great time to talk about and encourage healthy food habits,” Mr Peatfield said.

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,” Ms Curtain said.

Will receives a $250 Woolworths eGift card, while his school – Wilkins Public School – wins a $250 Woolworths eGift card and a $500 Life Ed voucher towards a program session (or to spend in the Life Ed online shop).