Healthy Eating at School

Packing Snacks and Lunches
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Get Your Children Ready for School with Healthy Eating!

Eating healthy meals and snacks can help children to:

Vegetables and fruit can be quick, easy and healthy solutions for any meal or snack!

Starting your day off right with a healthy breakfast:

Packing healthy lunches and snacks:

Examples of food from Canada's Food Guide food groups:

Vegetable and Fruit Grain Products Milk and Alternatives Meat and Alternatives
  • Apple Slices
  • Banana
  • Orange Slices
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Green peppers
  • Celery
  • Canned fruit (in its own juice or water)
  • Cucumber slices
  • Mini carrots
  • Spinach salad
  • Whole wheat flat bread (pita triangles/tortilla)
  • Whole wheat bagel
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Whole wheat English muffins
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Brown rice
  • Oats
  • Lower fat cheese*
  • Lower fat yogurt*
  • Lower fat milk/chocolate milk*
  • Kefir
  • Fortified soy beverage
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Canned salmon or tuna packed in water
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Bean salad
  • Cooked chicken, turkey or ham
  • Tofu


Breakfast Example:
banana whole wheat
English muffin
lower fat yogurt*
water and/or    lower fat milk

Lunch Example:
Cheese Bagel
apple slices whole wheat bread lower fat cheddar cheese*
water and/or    lower fat milk

Snack Example:
mini carrots hummus
water and/or    lower fat milk

* Lower fat yogurt - 2% Milk Fat (M.F.) or less
Lower fat cheese - 20% Milk Fat (M.F.) or less
Lower fat milk - 1% Milk Fat (M.F.), 2% Milk Fat (M.F.) or Skim

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