Whether it’s back to school time, or any other time of the year, you’ll want to make sure your children have a BPA-free lunch box or bag.
And, of course, this isn’t just about the box or bag itself, it’s also about the containers that go into the box.
It’s easy to overlook the problem of BPA in lunch boxes and containers. Many of us focus most of our efforts on making our kitchens and our homes BPA-free.
But when you think about it, over the course of a full year, your children eat an awful lot of meals and snacks from their lunch box. And that’s not to mention the drinks containers.
To complicate things a little, there are some BPA-free materials that are not welcome at school – such as glass and often ceramics too. In other words, if the container could break into sharp pieces, they don’t want it in the school.
That leaves us with using either BPA-free plastics or stainless steel.
Fortunately, there are plenty of stores which offer both food containers and drinking bottles made from both of these materials.
And don’t forget the lunch box or bag itself. Many of these are made entirely of plastic, or include plastic. However, you can buy some nice lunch bags made from more traditional materials, like cotton.
But you might need to explain to your children why the lunch boxes with pictures of their favorite pop stars are not such a good choice.
Good luck with that!
Including your child in the decision-making can certainly help.