School Lunches Cool Until Lunchtime
in warm climates, it is important to keep your child's lunch
cool until lunchtime, espcially when you are packing highly
perishable foods such as luncheon meats or egg salad sandwiches.
But how can you do that?
start with an insulated lunch bag. These specially designed
bags keep food colder much longer than a traditional paper
bag or regular plastic lunchbox will.
add a frozen reusable ice pack to your child's lunch. Or as
a fun alternative, freeze their juice box. By the time lunch
comes around, it would have unthawed, or it is a fun frozen
schools have a refrigerator available for student's use, but
they don't always let parents know of this fact (can you imagine
trying to find fridge space for 300 lunches?) You might want
to ask your child's teacher or the school secretary about
the possibility of a student use refrigerator.
you are concerned about safety, always follow the rule of
when in doubt, throw it out. Skip the mayo or the luncheon
meat for a veggie-filled pita instead.
check out our lunchbox snack ideas
on a budget.