St Eugene's has adopted the 'Munch Crunch' program. Children need to bring either an extra piece of fruit, vegetables or dried fruits (no prepackaged food) to have throughout the day as we break briefly to allow the children to eat in order to help with their concentration levels.
The basis of a healthy lunch box is to provide something from each section of the Healthy Eating Pyramid every day. A healthy lunchbox contains at least two-three serves of breads and cereals, one dairy product, one meat product and at least three fruit and vegetables. And keep in mind that prepackaged lunches may be convenient, but they are often higher in fat, sugar and calories than meals that you might prepare yourself, and they are more expensive. Unhealthy school lunches are thought to be one of the reasons for the increase in the number of overweight kids.
Children need to eat a variety of foods everyday to be healthy. Parents can give children a healthy school lunch that tastes great and is good for them too. Many parents say one of the major problems with school lunches is when the children bring them home! Try to give the kids some choice about what they take for lunch, and if possible, get them involved with preparing the ‘healthier’ foods.
St Eugene College also offers a healthy options Tuckshop which is availble daily and can be ordered via Flexi Schools.