5 Solutions to Packing a Waste-Free Lunch

Back-to-School with a Waste-Free Lunch

According to wastefreelunches.org, families can save nearly $250 per year PER PERSON just by packing a waste-free lunch! That’s $1,000 a year for a family of four!

You know that time between Memorial Day and Labor Day they call Summer?  It came and went so fast!  And now here we are again, with children preparing to go back-to-school, school buses slowing down morning commutes, and a buzz of conversation about after-school classes, where to find non-toxic school supplies, and idea swapping on the age old dilemma … what to pack for your kids lunch.  Just this past week I put a PB&J sandwich into my daughter’s PVC free sandwich bag for her first packed school lunch of the year… and she turned her nose up at it!  What’s a mom to do?

Solutions to what to pack for lunch are many, but what about a waste-free lunch? You know, a lunch that’s not filled with lunch-size-that or mini-this that build up your grocery bill (and landfill!). According to WasteFreeLunches.org, families can save nearly $250 per year per person just by packing a waste-free lunch.  With that thought in mind, I looked online to see what PVC-free products I could find that would help me pack a waste-free lunch.  Read the rest of this entry »

HFVS Sack Lunch Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Hilltown Family Variety Show
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
Saturday mornings from 9-10am
May 16th. 2009

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  • Recess Monkey – “Sack Lunch” [Field Trip]Music
  • Charity and the JAMband – “Peanut Butter and JAM” [Peanut Butter and JAM]
  • Mr. David – “Hey! It’s Lunchtime! ” [Jump in the Jumpy House]
  • Randy Kaplan – “Donut Song” [Five Cent Piece]
  • Asylum Street Spankers – “You Only Love Me for My Lunchbox” [Mommy Says No!]
  • Station Id: The Harmonica Pocket [www.harmonicapocket.com]
  • Sandbox – “PB Jam” [Are We There Yet?]
  • Imagination Movers – “My Favorite Snack” [Juice Box Heroes]
  • Twink – “Peanut Butter Crunch” [Ice Cream Truckin’]
  • Jamie Broza – “Snacks” [My Daddy is Scratchy]
  • The Rtts – “Snack Time” [Turn it Up Mommy!]
  • Barenaked Ladies – “Raisins” [Snacktime]
  • Station Id: Steve Weeks [www.steveweeksmusic.com]
  • Lisa Loeb – “The Disappointing Pancake ” [Camp Lisa]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Let’s Not Waste the Food We Eat” [Come Dance By the Ocean]
  • Lunch Money – “Ate Too Much of My Favorite Food” [Dizzy]Music
  • Station Id: Princess Katie & Racer Steve [www.princessracer.com]
  • Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – “Everybody Eats When They Come to My House” [Nicky’s Jazz for Kids]
  • Uncle Rock – “There is Love in My Food” [Uncle Rock U]
  • Barenaked Ladies – “Snacktime” [Snacktime]
  • Mary Kaye – “Tasting Tea [Music Box]Music
  • Caspar Babypants – “Free Like a Bird” [Here I Am!]Music (Featured Video)

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