Back to School Lunch Dilemma

Yes, I saw the first back-to-school commercial on TV as soon as August hit. The summer is going way too fast but let’s squeeze as many more memories out of this one as possible.
However, we can’t deny that school is upon us. I got a recent email newsletter from EWG – the Environmental Working Group – which I subscribe to. http://www.ewg.org/
Many Moms and Dads are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact on our health and their children’s health. What can parents do to lessen the environmental toxic burden on their kids? Here are a few tips I found in that newsletter:

1. LUNCH BOXES
These hold food, so it is especially important that lunch boxes contain fewer toxic materials. Look for boxes with NO lead paint, PVC, BPA and antimicrobial chemicals. Some options are
– Cotton lunch bags
– BPA-free plastic
– Unpainted stainless steel boxes
Try reusing utensils from home and pack food in reusable, rather than disposable, containers.
– lightweight stainless steel
– #1, 2, 4, or 5 plastics
Buy a safer lunch box on Amazon and you will donate money to EWG by going to http://www.ewg.org/ website and click through to Amazon.
For more tips on lunch ideas read our past posts as well as check The Healing Oasis out on facebook.