As children head back to school, it is easy for parents to get into what I call the “fast and furious” mode, particularly when it comes to packing lunches. Although the school year pace often feels frenetic, we all want our children to get the healthiest food. That may take some careful thinking.
Now is a great time to consider your shopping choices and stock up on the products you want your children to eat—and also consider using sustainable lunch containers.
Eco-friendly lunch boxes/bags: Look for zero to minimal
synthetic materials or bags/boxes made of recycled synthetics. Be open-minded about materials you may never have thought of before like stainless steel and wool! Also, consider reusables for packing individual items like sandwiches, fruit, chips, etc. rather than single-use plastic bags.
Alternatives to foods with GMO’s: http://www.gmoinside.org/non-gmo-lunchbox/
Healthy foods kids might like: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/healthy-lunches-for-kids