New Lunch Boxes for the New School Year: Go Green with EasyLunchboxes

Parents want BPA-Free, earth-friendly, affordable, and convenient options for back to school.

Online PR News – 05-August-2010 – – Toddlers to Teens will be eating lunch at school for the next nine months or so, and bringing lunch from home is a healthy alternative to the nutritionally questionable school lunch fare offered up by underfunded school lunch programs. With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are educating themselves about the lunch boxes available, and looking to make smart choices that are not only good for kids, but good for the environment and mom's sanity too.

While the hardest part may be deciding what foods actually go to school with your child, the lunch boxes families use can either help or hinder the morning routine. Kelly Lester, the creator of has come up with a streamlined system for packing lunches fast. Her 2-piece, 3 compartment containers keep items separate (she says that kids often have issues with foods that 'touch'), and inspire you to pack a variety of foods in waist friendly portion sizes. Only one lid means less pieces to wash (or lose!).

Kelly says, "The shocking state of school lunches has required me to prepare and pack healthy lunch box meals for my 3 kids since my oldest started preschool 15 years ago. Parents need a simple and affordable way to be sure their children will eat a healthy lunch, but we can't wait for the school districts to get the funding and programs in place for real change to happen. Our kids need good nutrition today, and packing a lunch box is the only sure solution available right now. My website offers lots of easy (and healthy!) lunch ideas to help parents plan creative meals and get out of the peanut butter sandwich rut."

Spend more time with the kids in the kitchen making lunches, not packing them. Easylunchbox containers and cooler bags eliminate the need to grab another zip-top bag, or stuff another small plastic container. This system makes it so much easier to consider natural whole foods like veggies, fruit, simple dips, and healthy entrees or creative sandwiches. By eliminating the unnecessary multiple parts and accessories offered by other companies, the EasyLunchbox system is 1/2 the price of other lunchbox products on the market, so it's very affordable. And it's also reusable, which helps save the environment.

Kelly often hears from parents who are inspired by the photos in her EasyLunchbox lunch gallery as well as the lunch packing tips she shares on her blog, It's Not Just Lunch. "I feel gratified knowing that I'm helping parents teach their kids about good nutrition as well as a sustainable lifestyle." EasyLunchboxes is proud to be a Participating Company of the Green My Lunchbox Campaign, a national campaign asking 15,000 families to pledge to pack a waste-free lunch to eliminate 1 million pounds of waste going to landfills.

EasyLunchbox containers and insulated cooler bags are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, phthalates, vinyl, or lead. Learn more at

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