ABOUT THE PROGRAM - Lunchbox Blitz

Lunch Box Blitz aims to improve the content of school lunch boxes by providing primary schools with engaging resources to help embed healthy eating into the school culture and curriculum .

These resources have been developed in partnership with teachers, students, parents, health promotion officers and dieticians to promote five key healthy eating messages.

1.   Increase fruit

2.   Increase vegetables

3.   Healthy canteen choices

4.   Swap sweetened drinks for water

5.   Reduce packaged snacks

The Lunchbox Blitz project was an initiative from a collaborative partnership of local government, health and community agencies working together with communities in south west Victoria to improve healthy eating, oral health and active living landscape and habits of families across the Great South Coast of Victoria. Representing one action of South West Primary Care Partnerships, Integrated Health Promotion plan which provided a backbone to support and coordination role on behalf of their partnership, acknowledges the action is delivered and owned by our member agencies.

Agencies which have supported this initiative include: Health Promotion officers and Community Development workers from South West Healthcare, Terang and Mortlake Health service, Moyne Health Service and Warrnambool City Council.

Schools that have supported the initiative include: Warrnambool West Primary School, St Pius Primary School Warrnambool, Macarthur Primary School, Koroit & District Primary School and Pt Fairy Consolidated Primary School.