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Footscray West

The Lunchbox menu is full of yummy wholesome choices catering to all children’s tastes and needs.

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Reminders for the week: 20 - 25 May  

Nacho Day is almost here! This yummy fiesta is happening on Wednesday, 5 June (which is the day before the student-free day on Thursday 6 June) so don't forget to get your orders in. Please order through the school shop on MunchMonitor. Delicioso!  

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Lunchbox Goodness Me!

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Are cheese and tomato toasties a healthy choice for my child's lunch?

 The humble but mighty cheese and tomato toastie is actually a well-balanced meal, providing long-lasting energy, satisfying protein and one serve of veg, along with bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin C to support your child's immune system. Guilt-free deliciousness!

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We are hiring!

Are you looking for a role that is:

School hours

School terms

1or 2 days a week

The Lunchbox operates onsite canteens at Footscray City, Footscray North, Footscray West, Yarraville West & Dinjerra Primary Schools.

 

We are currently looking for dynamic team members to join our Footscray West & Footscray North sites. Work one or both days.

Hours of work & pay

Footscray West- Thursday 9.15am-12.15pm

                      Friday 9.15am-12.15pm

Footscray North- Thursday 10.30am-1.00pm

                      Friday 10.00am-1.00pm

School terms only. Award casual rates ($30.91) + 11% Super. Paid weekly.

The Role

You will assist in the day-to-day operations of the onsite canteen performing a range of tasks including:

• preparation of hot and cold food for lunch service

• communicating with VIP customers - the students!

• stock rotation

• general cleaning

You

• enjoy working in a fast-paced environment (at times it is VERY fast paced)

• are able to multi-task & move fast - reiterating the above point!

• have knowledge of food hygiene standards

• have good communication skills

• have general computer skills

• have a can-do attitude

• have exceptional personal hygiene

• are able to maintain confidentiality

• are punctual & reliable

• enjoy working in a team

• enjoy working with children

• hold a valid Working with Children Check

 

Applications for the role:

If you are interested in joining a fun & energetic team, we would love to hear from you. Remember, please only apply if you can work in a fast-paced environment! Email your cv to: lindybenwell@yahoo.com.au

Lunchbox Laughs

When do you go at red and stop at green?

When you're eating watermelon!

 

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Reminders for the week: 22 - 26 April  

Please remember that this coming Thursday, 25 April is ANZAC Day and therefore there will be no school and no Lunchbox service that day.  

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Welcome to Term 2, 2024!

We hope you had fun in the holidays. What did you do? 

We were having fun in the kitchen and are pleased to announce an addition to the menu...Lunchbox Taquitos.

 

We can't wait to see them being devoured by hungry little students on Taquito Thursdays!

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Happy Easter!

Yay it's the Easter holidays and we're excited because that means... chocolate galore!!

We love eggs and bunnies too, but why not try this super easy idea for something different? Melt some chocolate, pour onto some baking paper and add whatever toppings you fancy. Here are some of our favourites!

300g of chocolate will serve approximately 8 people (or maybe fewer if there are any chocolate monsters in your family).

Our Lunchbox top tip - add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your chocolate before melting it to ensure a smooth, silky, shiny finish.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to all the preppies!

You've just completed your first term at school!

And a huge thank you to our Lunch Monitors.

Collecting the lunches and returning the baskets is a big responsibility and you did a brilliant job.

We couldn't do it without your help.

We can't wait to see you all next term. Happy Holidays!

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Reminders for the week: 18 - 22 March  

This coming Friday, 22 March will be our last day of service for the term. We can't wait to see you all again in Term 2. Thanks for a fantastic start to the school year!  

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This coming Thursday, March 21 is Harmony Day, a celebration of Australian multiculturalism in all its glorious diversity. You can find out more about Harmony Day here

 

A Taste of Harmony focuses on food as a way of bringing people together to share, discover and learn about each other’s cultural heritage. You can find some delicious recipes from diverse cultures to try out at home here. Maybe you'll find a new family favourite!

We will be serving orange frozen juice cups to honour the special day. Yum! 

 

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Lunchbox Goodness Me!

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Fruits

It's a beautiful hot and sunny week! Make sure to order one of our very popular Frozen Cups to help your little ones keep cool.

 

Did you know that our 215ml cups contain only 2 teaspoons of sugar?

Compare that with Zooper Doopers which only contain 70ml and have 2.5 teaspoons of sugar. That’s TWICE as much sugar and the plastic tube is not bio degradable.

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Reminders for the week: 26 February - 1 March   

Grade 1/2 are off on their swimming excursion this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Lucky them cooling off in the hot weather! But unfortunately the timing of it means they can't access our lunch service on those days.   

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Lunchbox Goodness Me!

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Not mentioning any names, but did you know that one popular brand of berry pouch yoghurt contains 2 ½ teaspoons of sugar per 130g serve?

 

Meanwhile our yummy Lunchbox yoghurt & granola pots contain only 2 teaspoons of sugar per 215g serve.

That’s more food with less sugar-we love teaching kids to eat well! 

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Reminders for the week: 19-23 February  

It's smoothie weather this week!!

Our smoothies are healthy & delicious-gluten free, dairy free & served in a biodegradable cup. What's not to love?!

The very popular Jojo features a mash up of fresh strawberries, mangoes, peach & banana. The Jojo will add some fun to your day.

Meanwhile Lucy Liu is a berry explosion with raspberries, blueberries, banana and acai.

Did you know acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries are a grape-like fruit native to the rainforests of South America? They contain antioxidants that help boost your heart's health and improve memory. Perfect for school days!

And the Paisley has mango, banana, passionfruit & pineapple. Close your eyes and this will take you out of the classroom and straight to the beach.

Remember, your straw will be located in the classroom basket. Bring your straw back to the canteen to collect your smoothie.

Enjoy these refreshing drinks this week!

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Lunchbox Laughs

What fruit likes to go down slides?

A ki-wheee!

 

Welcome to a new school year!

We hope you've had a wonderful summer break and are all ready for another exciting school year! We can't wait to get back into the kitchen and help lighten your load a little by providing your children with fresh and delicious lunches. 

 

Our first day of service will be next Wednesday 7 February. Please make sure you have updated your child/ren's 2024 classroom before you place an order. Simply go to your MunchMonitor account and go to:

- Profile

- Edit (on the student account you wish to change)

- School details

- Then click on the drop box to find your child's classroom.

If you need to open a new account, please follow the instructions below, making sure to use the correct school ID and password:

 

See you next week!

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Last day of Lunchbox lunches for 2023:  Friday 15 December  

It is almost the end of another action-packed school year! Our last lunch service for the year is this coming Friday, December 15.

We wish you all a very happy holiday season and a joyful 2024! 

 

We love being part of your school and providing your children with yummy goodness to power them through the school day. Thank you so much for having The Lunchbox as part of your fabulous Footscray West community and we look forward to seeing your children's smiling faces again in Term 1, 2024.

 

Grade 6 students and families departing school, farewell and all the best! Closing your Munchmonitor account is super easy.

Email admin@munchmonitor.com

Your account will be closed with a full refund going back onto your credit card.

 

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Lunchbox Table Talk

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What is your favourite food?

Have you ever tried to make it at home? Maybe you can give it a go in the holidays! 

Reminders for the week: 4 - 8 December   

Friday 8 December - Grade 5/6 are in the Grand Final sports day at Footscray North Primary School. Good luck to all!  However please remember that they won't be able to access our lunch service that day.

Next week: Thursday 14 December - Grade 6 have a picnic in the park. Here's hoping all the rain has gone and they have a wonderful time! And remember that they won't be able to access our lunch service that day either.  

Grade 6 students and families departing school, closing your Munchmonitor account is super easy.

Email admin@munchmonitor.com

Your account will be closed with a full refund going back onto your credit card.

 

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Lunchbox Fun Food Facts

Did you know? A single spaghetti noodle is a spaghetto! 

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Lunchbox Laughs

Why did the banana go to the doctor?

Because it wasn't peeling well!

 

Reminders for the week: 20 - 24 November   

22, 23, 24 November - Grade Prep continue their swimming program.

Please remember that they won't be able to access our lunch service on those days.   

Give A Fork initiative

'Give A Fork' is The Lunchbox's plant-based food supplier. It is a sustainable, not for profit organisation based in Melbourne. They currently supply our plant-based nuggets & burgers.  

 

Have you tried them for lunch yet? They are delicious and are good for the planet! You can find further information here.

 

In an exciting collaboration, The Lunchbox & Give a Fork have created a 4 week tasting menu, giving students the opportunity to taste plant-based food free of charge. The 4 week program features plant-based popcorn chicken, nuggets, burgers and bolognese.

 

If you are interested in your child's school rolling out this program, please let The Lunchbox know. 

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Grade 6 end of year information

Congratulations grade 6 students! You are very close to completing your primary school years. The Lunchbox wishes you the best of luck for your new exciting chapter.

Grade 6 students and families departing school, closing your Munchmonitor account is super easy.

Email admin@munchmonitor.com

Your account will be closed with a full refund going back onto your credit card.

 

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Lunchbox Table Talk

What's the yummiest thing you've ever eaten? What's the worst? What's the strangest?!

15, 22, 23, 24 November - Grade Prep are off to their swimming program.

17 November and 8 December - Grade 5/6 have summer sport days. 17 November is at St John's Primary School and 8 December (the Grand Final!) is at Footscray North Primary School.

Lucky them! But it does mean that they won't be able to access our lunch service on those days.   

Reminders for the week: 13-17 November   

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Lunchbox Fun Food Facts

Did you know? Lemons float but limes sink!

The sun has arrived along with our fresh summer menu

Sushi, Fried rice, Edamame beans & Fresh fruit smoothies

make delicious & healthy lunch options.              

 See you Wednesday, 4 October

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School codes for setting up your
MunchMonitor Account

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Looking for work during school hours?

The Lunchbox-your onsite school canteen is looking for  team members. Join our fast paced, fun team preparing lunch orders.

 

Wednesday & Friday 9.30am-12.30pm shifts available.

 

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