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Yarraville West

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

We've had some lovely feedback from your children about our naan chicken tenders - they are a big hit! Needless to say, that makes all of us here at Lunchbox incredibly happy as we are always striving to make the food we serve as yummy as it is nutritious. 

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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!

Reminders for the week: 29 April - 3 May 

Grade 5/6 is away on camp all week. We hope they have a fabulous time! 

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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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Reminders for the week: 4-8 March  

Wednesday 6 March is the Wacky Walkathon! To fuel your wacky little walkers, we are serving up nachos. Delicious and nutritious! 

Order your nachos via the School Shop tab in Munchmonitor.

 

 

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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.

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 Yarraville 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   

Thursday 7 December - Grade 2 have their camp. Exciting! But please remember that they won't be able to access our lunch service that day.

Friday 8 December - the school has a student-free day so there will be no lunch service.

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!

 

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?!

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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Lemon Tree

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.

HOT DOG DAY

Thursday 14 September

Head to Munchmonitor SCHOOL SHOP to order your hot doggie.

Orders cut off Friday 8 September

21/2/23

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, Thursday  & Friday 10.00am-2.00pm shifts available.

 

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