Pack a tasty and nutritious lunch

Giving your kids a healthy lunch is a matter of balance

It can be tricky packing a lunch that gives kids the balanced nutrition they need. But don’t worry – we’ll help you work out what foods to include and how much of each, so it’ll be easy to load their lunchboxes with healthy goodness.


With this handy guide to food groups, servings and suggested foods, packing the perfect lunchbox is a breeze.


Why UNCLE TOBYS Muesli Bars are super for snacking

We don’t add nuts, or use equipment that has handled nuts when we make our Chewy Yoghurt or Muesli Bars, making them perfect for the lunchbox.

However, because we can’t guarantee all the ingredients haven’t come into contact with nuts before they reach us, our Muesli Bars aren’t suitable for those with nut allergies.

Source of whole grains – UNCLE TOBYS Bars are made up of at least 50% whole grains.

Our muesli bars are made with no artificial colours or flavours – UNCLE TOBYS Muesli Bars are made with absolutely no artificial colours or flavours, guaranteed.


Aussie kids have days packed with sports, activities, learning and fun, so they need a range of nutritious, tasty foods to keep them going. Keep these tips in mind when you’re packing their lunches to ensure they’ve got the right foods from each of the five food groups.

1. Remember the rules

Schools often have food restrictions like ‘no nuts’ policies, so UNCLE TOBYS Chewy Muesli Bars and Yoghurt Muesli Bars are a good snack option because they don’t have added nuts. Check what’s allowed before you pack a lunch.


2. Plan for three snacks a day

Kids today are more likely to eat on the go, so try to give them lots of easy-to-eat options.


3. Keep it colourful

The more colourful the lunch, the more balanced it is likely to be, so give a variety of fruits, veggies and whole grains.


4. Be serving smart

Just because there’s an extra compartment in the lunchbox doesn’t mean you have to fill it!


5. Balance the sweet and savoury

Too much sweet stuff isn’t good, but just because a food is savoury doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthier. Try to get a good mix of both and go for snacks with higher Health Star Ratings.