1. Use Re-Usable Lunch Bags
2. Make Snack Bags Yourself
Shop in the bulk section of stores, or purchase normal-sized bags of chips and snacks on your weekly shopping trip. Take these quantities home and separate them into pre-measured, serving-sized bags of snacks for your student.
3. Consider Bento Boxes
These Japanese-style lunch containers provide placement for a balanced, healthy lunch in a reusable container. Visit the Wendolonia blog for ideas on where to buy the containers and what to pack inside of them.
4. Buy Re-Usable Silverware
Check out this great post from foodie blog, The Kitchn, for the top places to buy re-usable silverware. Just make sure to stress to your child the importance of bringing these sets home at the end of the school day!
5. Buy a lunch tote that lasts
To be sure the lunch box you buy for your child is a durable, long-lasting tote, check out this article by Good Housekeeping, about the best kids' lunch boxes and bags on the market.