How to Pack a Tooth Friendly Lunch

Did you know that your child’s oral health is directly related to their overall health? Keeping them healthy and strong means ensuring they’re eating properly even when they’re away from home.

If you pack your child’s lunch, here are some sure-fire ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy at school.


Did you know that calcium helps to make our teeth and jaw bone strong? Do so by incorporating snacks like cheese, milk and other dairy products into your child’s lunchbox.

Vitamin C

It’s not just teeth we need to worry about—consider the gums, too! Ideal lunchbox foods like oranges or red capsicum strengthen connective tissue, keeping gums healthy.

Bacteria Fighting Foods

Your saliva generation is directly related to how much you chew. When you create saliva, there’s also a better chance that bad-breath causing bacteria is eliminated. Foods like carrots cucumber, celery are great for lunchboxes because they’re so crunchy—leading your child to chew more.


Don’t forget the protein! Protein can help keep enamel strong, making whole-wheat sandwiches with meat such as chicken or turkey a great lunch option.