The new school year is just around the corner and many of us are getting ready to send our kids to school. Whether the kids are going for the first time or for the last time there is one thing they all have in common: they need food and most likely, they are getting food sent from home.
When it comes to surfaces that touch food I stick to non-toxic options because I don’t want chemicals leaching into my child’s school lunch.
In this post you’ll be able to find non-toxic and safe products to pack your kid’s school lunch. I’ve divided the post in categories so it’s easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
I didn’t put any glass containers on this list since some schools don’t allow them. However, keep in mind that glass is non-toxic and safe so you can send your kid’s food in glass containers if your school allows it.
Although these products are pricier than plastic containers, they are safer, non-toxic and durable. We’ve been using most of these products on a daily basis since my first kid was a toddler and they still look like new. Plus, not only my kids use them but also my husband when he takes food to work so they are worth the investment for our family.
For more information and pricing of each product just click on the image.
The first 2 bottles have insulation and the last 2 don’t have insulation.
I wouldn’t get the second bottle for a smaller kid since it has a wide opening and they can easily spill the contents.
When it comes to containers that will hold your food there are plenty of non-toxic options. Our favorite brands are Lunchbots, Kids Konserve and ECOlunchbox. These brands carry containers in all sort of shapes and sizes so you’ll be able to find one that fits your needs.
These are the containers we use on a daily basis.
For smaller foods:
For bigger foods:
Here are other things we use in our lunch box that you possible need:
There you have it! All our favorite non-toxic and safe lunch box essentials.
Would you add anything else to this list? Leave a comment!