School is back in session and while bells ring, and the pitter patter of feet wend their way through the halls of academia, chances are you’ve put a lot of love into their lunches, too.
From healthy fruits and vegetables to yummy, gluten-free sandwiches, you’re filling those young bodies with plenty of brain food to keep them going.
The question now becomes, how do your kids transport their mid-day meals?
I totally love that Annie’s Homegrown, Stonyfield YoKids, Honest Kids and Seventh Generation have teamed up for the second consecutive year to help curb lunchtime waste by offering families free Kids Konserve reusable lunch sacks this back-to-school season.
Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 31 tons of plastic waste was generated in 2010, and only 12 percent of the plastic bags, sacks and wraps created were recycled? Boo!
Additionally, every school lunch creates an average of 67 pounds of trash per school year. So just one average-size middle school creates over 40,000 pounds of lunch waste each year! Wowzers, right?
Want your own free lunch sack like the one pictured above?
Through Oct. 31, 2012, with the purchase of products from partner companies, families will receive a free Kids Konserve lunch sack!
Eligible products include:
- Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 6-packs or Squeezers
- Honest Kids Organic Drinks 8-pack carton or 64-ounce bottle
- Seventh Generation Disinfectants (sprays or wipes)
The adorable and easy to use (and fold flat) re-useable lunch sacks are washable, made of recycled cotton and cut a great deal of waste that you tend to see from daily paper or plastic lunch bags. I played with them and love how soft they feel. The handles are quality, and the Velcro is no-nonsense.
And, because the bag folds flat, it can go right into the back of a backpack for easy transporting.
Also, I so love the companies listed because there’s something for every low glycemic load family out there. Whether it’s Annie’s Organic Caesar Dressing or Honest Kids‘ low-sugar Goodness Grapeness drink (with recyclable pouches), Stoneyfield’s Organic Yogurt, or Seventh Generation’s natural botanical cleaners and laundry detergents, there is something for everyone–plus a super cute lunch sack? Hello. I’m there.
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Want to win one of these adorable lunch sacks for your very own? Thanks to the generosity of these terrific companies, I have TWO lunch sacks to give away, along with valuable coupons for free products from Annie’s Organics, Honest Kids, Stonyfield YoKids, and Seventh Generation Disinfectants! (And a super cute bunny decal I had to play with, so my fingerprints are all over it. Sorry.) That’s a supremely generous prize package worth over $20 for two of my fabulous readers.
To enter, all you have to do is share an answer to one of the questions below in the comments:
What tips do you have for a waste-free lunch?
What is your child’s favorite lunch box item?
What brain-boosting food do you add to your child’s lunch?
I will randomly draw from two comments below on Wednesday, September 12 at midnight MST, and will contact you via the email address you use to leave a comment.
Leave a comment below to enter today!