OPAL’s current message is encouraging people, especially children, to have fresh snacks instead of reaching for convenience foods.
The 'Make it a Fresh Snack' theme encourages children, young people and families to choose fresh and unpackaged snacks.
Well-chosen fresh snacks can provide children and young people the energy and nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Not only can fresh snacks be tasty, they are better for the environment because they reduce the amount of litter and waste.
When choosing snacks, pick the ones that have lots of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron and fibre, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, reduced fat dairy products, eggs, nuts, beans, wholegrain breads and cereals. Unpackaged foods generally contain less added salt, sugar and fat.
The campaign has lots of ideas to support children, young people and families to 'Make it a Fresh Snack'.
Download the following information for quick and easy snack ideas, how to deal with fussy eaters and more.
Healthy kids and fussy eaters brochure pdf (2MB)
Healthy snack ideas pdf (167KB)