Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waste-Free lunch tips

"It has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school."

A Waste-Free Lunch (REUSABLE)
-sandwiches and other main dishes, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and treats in a reusable lunch container
-cloth napkins
-stainless-steel forks and spoons
-reusable drink containers
-reusable lunchboxes



  1. and you can get all those items (minus the food) at dollarama :P

  2. hehe! Yay Dollarama!

  3. Anonymous12:40 PM

    I also heard recently that a child is more likely to actually eat their fruit if it's cut into pieces. Another suggestion: coat apple slices in a little cinnamon and brown sugar so that kids can't see the brown parts.

  4. Ooh! Good tip Heather! I will definately do that!
    I always ask Jonah what kind of fruit she likes. We've tried the fruit cups, fruit sauce, fruit bars, even these fruit "tubes".... and they always make their way back home in her lunch kit. I'm sure she'd love cinnamon and brown sugar!