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Safe lunch boxes

It will depend on the kind of food you prepare. The average peanut butter and jam sanwich plus apple, travel well in a brown bag. If you send them with a pasta salda cum mayo, you will need an ice pack and a thermal lunchbox. Assuming you are keen of peanut butter, as most of the North American ones.

Safe alternatives to lunchboxes

You lovingly pack your child’s lunch for school. Filling that adorable Hello Kitty or Snoopy lunchbox with healthy items, tasty treats and enough nutrition to get them through the day. Unfortunately, that adorable lunch box may be poisoning them and actually hindering their learning experience – the exact opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish. Here are a few safe lunchbox alternatives, lead free and still completely adorable.

What makes some lunchboxes dangerous?

In short, a large percentage of lunchboxes leach lead. This means your child may be eating their sandwich you lovingly made that morning and consuming dangerous levels of lead with their PB&J. The culprits are vinyl lunchboxes made by major lunchbox manufacturers and sold at standard retail outlets. Lead causes behavioral and learning problems and prolonged exposure can lead to cancer and death. However, this article isn’t designed to scare you, rather to empower you to protect your beautiful children and keep them safe.

5 Safe Alternatives to Dangerous Lunchboxes

Reusable bags: Many manufacturers are making gorgeous reusable bags designed specifically to carry lunches and smaller items. Children can find them in their favorite colors and designs and spills are easily cleaned up by tossing them in the washing machine.

Recycled plastic: Several businesses have popped up which produce lunch totes and containers made from recycled plastic bottles. Not only are you providing your child a safe alternative, you’re being environmentally conscious – something many children are aware of and will be proud to be using an environmentally friendly lunch box.

Stainless steel: Many children are image conscious or prefer to have notable characters on their lunchboxes. Be it Spiderman, Dora the Explorer or Hello Kitty, they want the image on their lunchbox. Stainless steel lunchboxes, think the old-fashioned flip top boxes you carried when you were young, are lead and PVC free.

Brown Bag it: Paper bags are a great way to send your child to school with a personal message written or decorated on the outside. And for the environmentally conscious, paper bags can be reused many times and you can purchase recycled paper bags or recycle them yourself. Additionally, those plastic bags collecting in your cupboard from the local market can be reused as lunch bags several times over – they’re not pretty but it’s good to use them and give them a purpose.

Make your own: A trip to the fabric store with your child where you can pick up the supplies can be a fun adventure with your child. They can help you choose the items and even help make their lunchbox carrying with them something they’re proud of each and every day.

There are many safe lunchbox alternatives. Talk with your child to find a solution that keeps them safe and makes them happy.