The average elementary school disposes of 20,000 pounds of lunch waste every year. That’s 10 tons of trash per school!

By packing a healthy lunch for your child in a reusable lunch box with a reusable bottle of water or milk, you will help reduce the amount of paper bags, food packaging and wasted food your child produces—and they will be so much healthier for it too.

Making a lunch that is not packaged, processed food doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. Get your kids involved in choosing lunch ingredients, so they’ll be less likely to pitch stuff they don’t want to eat.

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