Starchild: Malaysian children consume nutritious food to stay healthy

Wong Zheng Qian, 11

Students can get much-needed energy from a snack during recess. It is essential to consume healthy food because when you are hungry, it is difficult to concentrate in class. Ensure you eat a snack that is nutritious and low in fat, calories, sugar and salt.

What are some of your favourite snacks to eat during recess? Do you pack cupcakes or sandwiches to school? Or do you prefer nasi lemak or fried noodles?

We ran the first batch of letters from Starchild readers last week, and we showcase more drawings on our young readers’ lunch boxes this week.

Sean Ong, 11Sean Ong, 11

Sean Ong, 11, says: “My square lunch box is blue and it’s special to me. It has four compartments where I keep food items like fruits, hot dog, egg, French fries and bread. I like my lunch box because I can put all types of food in it.”

Wong Zheng Qian, 11, writes: “There are three compartments in my lunch box. I use my lunch box during recess. Mummy packs hot dogs, fruits and a cake in my snack box.”

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 4

Four-year-old Asher Wang Qi Chuen wants to design a two-in-one lunch box that also serves as a pencil box. “It comes with compartments for food, pencils, and separate slots for drinks. My special box comes with a glitter container. It’s a place for me to keep some of my favorite things.”

“My lunch box is red in colour and it’s the shape of an egg. My mum usually packs fried rice, and noodles in my snack box. It is my favourite lunch box because it has a unique shape,” says Lim Sheng Hao, nine.

Chuah Seng Koon, 7Chuah Seng Koon, 7

Chuah Seng Koon, seven, writes: “My favourite lunch box is shaped like a Bugatti car. Sometimes, my sandwiches are cut to resemble a car. A simple sandwich in an unusual shape is always more delicious.”

Chloe Tam Hui Yee, 12Chloe Tam Hui Yee, 12

“My mother usually packs rice, vegetables and a meat dish in my meal box. Mummy’s cooking is really delicious. I am grateful because my loving mother prepares healthy meals for me,” says Chloe Tam Hui Yee, 12.

Tan Rui Xin, 7Tan Rui Xin, 7

Tan Rui Xin, seven, says: “I always look forward to eating items that Mummy packs in my snack box. It includes fried chicken, cucumber, sausages, french fries, eggs and rice. These items are delicious. Besides water, Mummy packs iced lemon tea for me too.”

Wong Jie Ern, 6Wong Jie Ern, 6

Wong Jie Ern, six, says: “My plastic lunch box is shaped to resemble the character Pikachu from the animated series, Pokemon. I love to pack fruits like sliced pineapples, grapes, banana, and blueberries in it. I like my lunch box so much.”

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: There are many landmarks all over the world, and most of them are well-known. Landmarks or monuments usually have historical significance or perhaps a unique design.

They are considered the pride of a nation, such as the Eiffel Tower in France, Big Ben in London, the Taj Mahal in India and our very own Petronas Twin Towers right here in Kuala Lumpur.

People visit famous landmarks all around the world. What is your favourite famous landmark? Where is it located? Have you seen this landmark? What do you like about it? Don’t forget to send us a drawing too!

E-mail your contributions to by July 28.

Please put “STARCHILD: My Favourite Landmark” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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