People with children

Food safety messages for keeping school lunchboxes ‘cool’.

For the kids

For the grown-ups

Things to remember!

Make sure your lunch is the coolest! Keep it out of the sun.

Remember to give your hands a good wash and dry before eating.

Freeze drink bottles overnight for an instant ice block or use a mini freezer pack for kids.

Have clean hands and utensils when making packed lunches.

Pack perishable foods like cold meats or egg sandwiches between cold items such as yoghurt.

Tip: Use coloured stars for foods that might spoil to make sure they are eaten first.

Keep packed lunches in the fridge overnight.

DON’T eat perishable leftovers when you get home from school.

Used lunch boxes need a good clean with hot soapy water and must then be thoroughly dried.