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Pack a Litter-free School Lunch

By JulieVR |

These days, many schools require (or at least request) students pack a litter-free lunch, minimizing the amount of trash that must be picked up and transported to either recycling centres or the local landfill. When hundreds of kids a day bring lunch and snacks wrapped in plastic or foil, and plenty of wrappered and packaged foods, it can add up to a big pile of garbage. Here are some ways to cut back on the waste in your kids’ daily school meal.

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Pack a Litter-free School Lunch

Invest in a good-quality, reusable Bento box.

This stainless steel version
(available at Pottery Barn Kids) will last the whole school year - pack anything in its compartments, and toss it in the dishwasher at the end of the day.

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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  1. Katie says:

    Where can I find the craft/tackle box in the picture – its a perfect idea!

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