The first book by children’s health advocate and keynote speaker Belinda Smith, about what’s really going on with our kids’ lunchbox foods, how it’s impacting them at home, in school, and at play, and what we can all do about it – for their sake.
About the Book
The Lunchbox Effect explores the backdrop of children’s health in Australia, and the enormous blind spot that school lunches represent in our public health debate.
With contributions by Nutritionist Jo Atkinson, Additive and Preservative Expert Francine Bell, and School Principal Susan Hilliar, this book gives you everything you need to understand the whole picture around how we nourish our children for their school day and beyond.
Not content to simply detail the problems, Belinda has also written about the solutions, and provides a series of practical tips, new skills, and straightforward actions you can take to improve how you feed those young bodies and brains you care so deeply about.
The Lunchbox Effect contains a selection of healthy recipes and an index of over 500 lunchbox foods, with their nutritional information summarised in a simple, plain language format for easy referencing.
With a foreword from Integrative GP and Paediatric and Nutritional Medicine Specialist Dr Charlotte Middleton, The Lunchbox Effect is a must-read book for any parent who wants their child to have the best possible chance of a healthy, successful life.
Only by having healthy brains and bodies will our children be able to fulfil their highest potential, and go on to build stronger, healthier communities and become leaders of the future.
About the Author
Belinda Smith, co-founder of The Root Cause, is one of Australia’s leading independent voices on children’s health, and an advocate for real food in schools. Belinda is also a mum, a health coach, and the creator of The Mad Food Science™ Program and The 5 Minute Healthy Lunchbox System™.
After travelling Australia for over two years visiting more than 90 schools and educating over 20,000 children, teachers and parents, Belinda truly understands what is going on in our school system when it comes to food.
Bel has been dubbed “The Lunchbox Vigilante” by Channel 7 Sunrise, and appears regularly in national and regional TV, radio and press. Bel was mentioned in Federal Parliament for the work she has been doing across Australia with The Root Cause.
Bel’s vision is to create a generation of healthy, food-literate children who choose real food every day.