Today is the first day of school for my daughter! Can you believe it? School supplies and backpacks are ready to go! Now, it’s time for the hard part, packing the lunchbox! While it may not seem like a big deal, it really is for many parents. In order to help parents and teachers, I developed Lunchbox Lessons! It’s a fun and educational unit on how to pack a healthy lunch.
You can use Lunchbox Lessons on a Smartboard or as handouts to help kids understand what they need in order to build a healthy lunchbox. I break it down into 4 lessons:
- Pack Up with Protein
- Fuel Up with Whole Grains
- Make Half your Lunchbox Fruits & Vegetables
- Fill Up with Fluids
Each of these lessons has a super easy lesson plan that explains the importance of each lesson. It also comes with a cut and paste multi sensory activity to help them practice building a healthy lunchbox after the lessons. You can also use the big lunchboxes for a sort. You can have the kids cut food pictures out of a magazine and sort them into the appropriate Lesson Lunchbox.
One of my favorite parts of this unit is the Lunchbox Checklist that can go home to parents. This is also a great handout for Back to School night or Meet the Teacher. Kids and parents can use this as a guide to pack healthy lunches at home! You can grab this kit in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop or on my site. I hope you enjoy this resource! Look for more fun nutrition education kits in the shop on my site.
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I also have some fun and healthy recipes ideas for lunchboxes you don’t want to miss out on!
3 Ingredient Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pouches
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Blueberry Oat Bars
Tuna Avocado Salad
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!
Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian says
I have one more year with my oldest one at home before she goes to kindergarten next year, so I’m definitely gearing up for the “lunchbox” years. What a great post with some very great ideas!
Betsy Ramirez says
Thanks so much, Brynn! Packing lunches never gets boring!