Rainbow Lunch Day will challenge parents and students, once a month, to include food in their lunch and snacks, from as many colours of the rainbow as possible.
Eating a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables, protein and healthy fats on a daily basis has a profound impact on our kids ability to learn and pay attention in class, fight off sickness and deal with stress.
40% of kids' diets are severely lacking colour and the majority of their intake of fruits and veggies comes from fruit juice and white potato. (1)
1. Promote healthy eating and along with that, introduce/educate parents about healthy choices and new ingredients, keep our kids as physically and mentally healthy as possible, and encourage eating whole foods vs. packaged foods, which is better for the environment, our health and our wallets! (Click Here for a guide to making healthy lunches and snacks!)
2. Raise money for The Parkdale Food Centre. Rainbows have been a sign of hope during this global pandemic. Our hope is that this program will provide hope in the way of food to those in need in our community.
(1) Joyous Health Blog: 7 Essentials for Healthy Back to School
(2) Image Credit: Raising Healthy Eaters