Many solutions to the problem are already apparent and have been identified.
The 29% of lunches that were safe (stored at cool temperatures) had done just that'”they were stored with the use of an 'ice brick' or 'frozen drink.'
Mr. Whan added, 'So around 70% of students' sandwiches are up to 12 degrees warmer than they could be if their lunch box was packed with a frozen drink.'
And, 'While more than 73% of students have sandwiches for lunch, leftover food is becoming another popular option, and parents need to be especially mindful that leftover food is still fresh and kept cool.'
The survey also found that other food provided to children by their parents include pies, sausage rolls, pasta, pizza, cooked chidken, sushi, fruit, and noodles.
The results of the survey, as provided by the NSW Food Authority survey, are:
'¢ 88.7% of students bring their lunch to school in a lunch box
'¢ 29.3% have an ice brick or cold drink in their lunch box
'¢ 73.7% bring sandwiches to school
'¢ 26.5% did not bring sandwiches to school
'¢ 79.8% of students bring fruit to school
Page three describes additional information on keeping your child's school lunch cold.