Ottawa Public Health - Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy Lunch

It is always a good idea to pack a healthy lunch. This helps kids have energy to learn and grow. Here are some tips to pack a healthy lunch bag:

  • Fruits and veggies should be a part of every lunch.

  • Try some dips like hummus, cottage cheese, and yogurt.

  • Select whole grain breads and crackers.

  • Buy different types of cheese (cheddar, swiss) in different forms (cubes, strings, balls).

  • Last night’s dinner can make a quick lunch for the next day.

  • Pack water, milk, or 100% fruit juice for drinks.

  • Use an insulated food jar for foods like soup, chili, stew and leftovers so they are still hot at lunch.

  • Place a frozen ice pack, water bottle or juice box beside the cold foods.

  • Wash the lunch bag or box often with warm soapy water.

For more information visit or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

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