About Animal Box


Nutritionally rich and allergen-friendly school lunches and dinners have never been easier thanks to Animal Box's made-to-order service

Delivering 5 nights a week, Animal Box takes the stress out of organising your children’s food.

Animal Box has a delicious range of nutritionally rich meals, designed for children’s fast growing bodies and rapidly developing minds. Working with nutritionists, we have created a selection of wholesome and allergen-friendly meals that children enjoy eating. 



Our philosophy 

Animal Box was established in response to Australia’s unacceptably high childhood obesity rates and the lack of suitable healthy lunch-time foods that are available to parents and children. 

Australian owned and operated, Animal Box is dedicated to a healthier Australian community and believes in taking the initiative to help parents incorporate the healthiest choices into their children’s lives. 

Our philosophy is that healthy vegetable-rich foods should be tasty, accessible and consumed by more children and adolescents in Australia. We understand that many children have special dietary requirements, and we are committed to ensuring these children do not miss out on ordering at the canteen like their friends at school.

We believe that children’s food should be high in fresh fruit and vegetables, but we understand that many children are fussy eaters. As a result, we go to great lengths to conceal the vegetables in our menu while making our items attractive to children.

We believe children's food does not need added sugar, preservatives or artificial colours and sweeteners to be tasty. It should consist of real food that is home-styled, produced in Australia and stands out from the rest.

At present, the majority of foods that are convenient for parents to provide their children are neither healthy nor made with Australian Produce. We are doing something about this. We are committed to investing the time and resources required to ensure our menu and operations align with our philosophy so we can deliver parents convenience, value for money, peace of mind and awareness of what is possible with real Australian produce.

Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life and we want to help them achieve this by providing a high quality product that will satisfy both parent and child.


Who makes Animal Box work: 

Nutritionists and Dieticians

Nutritionists and Dieticians

Animal Box knows its business - children and children’s health!

The NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2010 found that by age of six, one in six children are overweight or obese. The same study found children who are obese have a 25-50% chance of maintaining obesity into adulthood, increasing the risk of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease.*

That’s why at Animal Box we have consulted with nutritionists and dieticians to create meals that are a healthy alternative to fast food outlets and some school canteens.

* NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) Short Report 2010

Chefs and Delivery Staff

Chefs and Delivery Staff

Animal Box works closely with qualified chefs to create meals that would be just what parents would want in their children’s lunchbox.

Everyone involved is passionate about passing on food knowledge and values to the younger generations.

On the day they’re delivered, all meals are lovingly hand made – when your children open their lunches they will know that care has been taken to make sure their tummies are full and satisfied. Our delivery staff make the best effort to have your children’s lunches delivered on time to make sure tummies are full throughout the day.

Head Office

Head Office

The nerve centre of Animal Box is filled with dedicated people who focus on delivering a great meal to your child every time.

At Animal Box we value our customers and their children’s health. We deliver a superior service to ensure that our customers receive the quality and consistency that they expect and deserve. We strive to continually work together to create new recipes that children will enjoy eating – perhaps not knowing just how healthy they are being!

Communication is important to us and we value all feedback, so feel free to contact us with any queries.