How much are your child's school lunches really costing?
Children and teenagers eat around a third of their daily food intake at school. Filling a lunch box with foods from each food group is an easy way to ensure kids get all the nutrients they need, at a price to make you smile.
|Type||Ingredients||Cost / day||Cost / week|
|Canteen||Meat pie ($2.70)
choc milk ($1.80)
potato chips ($1.00)
|Shop bought||Chocolate spread sandwich (50c)
Fruit bar (90c)
Muesli bar (72c)
Juice box (72c)
|Home-made||Cheese & salad sandwich (89c)
Popped corn (15c)
Water (free from the tap)
You can pop popping corn in a paper bag in the microwave! Simply add 2 tablespoons of popping corn to a paper bag, fold over the end, and cook for 2 minutes - or until the popping stops.