Top tips for your kid’s lunchbox

If you're a parent, you're likely to be familiar with natural worries over your children's health and safety.

But there's no need to be anxious – there are plenty of simple and straightforward ways you can help your child to live a healthy and sustainable life.

One of the first places you can start is in your child's lunchbox!

Here are our top tips for making sure your children are staying healthy while at school.

Fill it up

Fill up your child's lunchbox with nutritious goodies, such as carrot sticks and hummus, plenty of fruit, sandwiches with wholemeal bread, and crackers – just to name a few of the many options.

If your child has lots of nutritious snacks available, they're less likely to want to indulge in their friends' sugary treats!

Wrap it right

Are you worried about chemicals that may be present in plastic wraps and containers? Using products such as reusable sandwich wraps will make sure your child's lunch stays fresh and healthy.

As a bonus, you'll generate less rubbish and you won't have to keep buying disposable plastic wrap!

It's a win-win situation for your health, your wallet and the environment.

Water it down

Consider buying stainless steel drink bottles for you and your family.

Having a safe, stainless steel drink bottle means you avoid any chemicals that may leach from plastic and you'll no longer have to put up with that nasty plastic-y taste!

You also won't have to waste money buying throwaway bottles which are detrimental to the environment.

Making sure your child always has water on hand is also a sneaky solution for keeping them from hydrating themselves with sugary soft drinks.