What does that mean for lunches made at home?
You can actively contribute to healthier eating, as outlined by the Nutrition Policy, by choosing nutritious and varied foods for your child’s lunch box or snacks by:
- Prioritizing foods from the 4 food groups of Canada’s Food Guide when packing lunch boxes and snacks.
- Vegetables and Fruit
- Grain Products
- Milk and Alternatives
- Meat and Alternatives
- Avoid products in which sugar is the first ingredient listed (other names for sugar include sucrose, fructose, dextrose, glucose, fructose, invert sugar, malt syrup or corn syrup).
- Avoid products containing saturated or hydrogenated fats (trans fats) such as shortening, hydrogenated oil, lard, tallow, palm or palm kernel.