TWO SIMPLE SCHOOL
You can help your child stay active and ready to learn every day with a healthy lunch.
But how can you make sure your child will eat it?
Dairy Farmers of Canada Dietitians are passionate about teaching kids the importance of healthy eating. Since children have a limited amount of time to eat lunch at school, our Dietitians recommend two great ways to help them get more of the nutrients they need to stay active and ready to learn every day.
01 Milk is a nutritious pick‑me‑up kids love!
Sold at a reduced price at school, a serving of milk provides children with 16 essential nutrients. Did you know? One third of Canadian children do not consume the minimum daily recommended servings of Milk and Alternatives. Drinking milk at school helps close that gap.
02 Get kids involved in their lunch creation!
Kids are much more likely to be interested in what they are eating when they have helped put it together.
Our Dietitians help you beat the lunchbox blues
Making lunchboxes is a breeze when you are well equipped and ready! Designate a space in your cupboards, pantry, refrigerator and freezer for lunchbox items. Stock up on different sized reusable containers, cutlery, ice packs and such and keep them in their designated space. An insulated food container (like a Thermos®) makes it easy to pack leftovers that need to be served hot.