Making Healthy Choices

We are often asked by our scholarship families how to make better choices when planning their eating and meals – before, during and after school. With so much fast food available at so many locations, and often little time available, it requires both planning and some tactical measures to keep things healthy. See below for some of our top tips!

Make small health conscious decisions when purchasing fast food

  • Order water instead of soda
  • Don’t ‘make it a meal’
  • Order ‘grilled’ instead of ‘fried’ where possible
  • Order salad where possible
  • Avoid eating large amounts of sauce and ketchup etc.

Encourage parents to cook homemade meals where possible

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Tuna Pasta Bake (avoid mayo)
  • Chicken, Rice and Veggies
  • Fajitas
    • Chicken, bell peppers, guacamole and salsa
    • Replace sour cream with greek yogurt
    • Avoid large amounts of cheese
    • Use whole wheat Tortillas
  • Vegetable (E.g. Black Bean) Soups
  • Scrambled Eggs on Toast
  • Salad (Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Bell Peppers, Corn etc.)

Snack Substitution

Instead of eating candy and chips as a snack, try some of the following options:

  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit
  • Veggies (Carrot Sticks, Cucumber)
  • Baked Chips (in moderation)
  • Nuts (in moderation)

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