What’s New in School Lunch Boxes?

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Perhaps you took brown bag lunches to school when you were a kid or carried one of those vintage metal boxes with matching thermoses. You may have been one of those kids with fabric lunch totes or perhaps you decided it was simpler to enjoy the cafeteria lunches (especially on pizza day). There have been significant changes in the way kids lunch boxes have been designed over the years. Your kid may be more likely to eat packed lunches with new features that keep food at a reasonable temperature and make it easier to carry different types of food.

The Right Temperature

Think about how differently you may view some of your favorite foods if they are served at different temperatures than you are accustomed to. Chances are, you probably wouldn’t like chili so much if it were chilled or a cool cheese or deli sandwich if it was left in the sun most of the day. You can find a kids lunch box that will keep your food at the right temperature and keep it fresh and appealing. There are few things more discouraging than to pack a delicious sandwich only to find that by mid-day it is unpalatable, with warm mayonnaise, wilted mayonnaise, “sweating” cheese and smashed tomatoes. An insulated box may not be a refrigerator, but it will keep your food tasty.

Stay Safe

You may not think of a packed lunch as a potential safety issue, but it is important to be aware of the potential threats posed by bacteria and harmful materials. Spoiled food can do more than give you stomach pain, but can harbor dangerous bacteria. Your child may be more sensitive to this than adults, so it is important to be vigilant and select a lunch box that prevents spoilage, regardless of the weather. In addition, look for lunch boxes that are free of harmful plastics and lead. While many lunch boxes have some plastics, select those that are PVC and BPA free.

Be Stylish

You may not want to advertise the fact that you are brown bagging it, so you can select a lunch box or tote that is stylish and doesn’t look like a lunch box. You can find a full range of fashionable totes that can blend in with our outfit and styles. Children get almost as excited about selecting designs for lunch boxes as they are outfits for Halloween. Your kid has to carry his or her lunch box every day, so make sure you choose a design that will bring a smile to their face.

Not the Same Brown Bag You Remember

Lunch boxes have come a long way from the time you went to school. They are so advanced that you may feel like taking your lunch to work rather than spending money at the café. You can opt for frugal, healthy lunches for you and your kids with attractive lunch boxes that keep food safe, free of bacteria and tasty. You won’t have to face another uneaten sandwich or another untouched fruit salad you packed with your kid’s lunch. Look for lunch boxes that will keep food fresh and delicious all day.

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