How to: Build better lunchboxes

Krista Garcia
How to: Build better lunchboxes
In time for the back-to-school season, we’ve used food math to come up with a list of lunchbox combos tailor fit for your child’s activities


MANILA, Philippines – Kids don’t just sit in school – they also engage in various kinds of activities. They play during recess, breaks, and after classes. Throughout the day, their bodies need different kinds of healthy fuel to keep going. (READ: Why you should take a closer look at your child’s playtime)

Get them to be their best by giving them snacks and drinks that are nutritious and delicious. Strong bones help kids become better at active play, so make sure their baon is apt for what they need to do and rich in bone-building nutrients, too.

Here are some beneficial food combos that you can whip up for your kids: 

Before school

Start right by giving them the most important meal of the day. A breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates will give them enough energy to last until lunch. They’ll be more focused and energetic for their morning classes.

Exam day

Increase kids’ brain power by giving them baon that’s rich in Omega-3 – known to enhance brain function and memory. Food rich in Vitamins A, C, and E also increase their immunity to help reduce the chance of them getting sick before exams.



For review time, snacks should sustain their energy and keep them focused. Drinks that combine carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins also help kids be more energetic, active and more mentally alert. 

Contests or Quiz Bees



Contests can put intense pressure in children and increase their stress levels. Chocolate can help improve their mood and psych them up. It is known to increase the serotonin, or “happy chemicals,” of the body. A yummy chocolate drink can be the child’s reward for a job well done.

During these times, they also need Vitamin B complex and C, which are usually found in fruits or fortified drinks. These can help increase their adrenaline, which are basically stress-fighting hormones. 




Never underestimate playtime – it is a good way for kids to get exercise and improve their social skills. Health experts recommend at least 60 minutes of daily active play for kids. Give them playtime baon that can strengthen their bones and keep them going the whole afternoon. Vigorous physical activity makes kids lose fluids faster, so don’t forget to pack plenty of water to keep them hydrated as well. 

What other healthy combos do you create for your own kids? Let us know in the comments. –


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