Discover how to make everyday healthier by packing and eating wrapper-free, litter-free foods.
Children feel fresh and healthy when they eat a healthy lunch.
Trudy and readers of foodtalk's newsletter generated the ideas that follow.
Waste-free, litter-free food is usually healthier for you and the kids.
It also helps to reduce land-fill which in turn may go a little way to help save the planet for our young ones.
Target at least one day a month, if not more, to pack wrapper-free lunch boxes.
The idea with this is not to use throw-away wrapping like cling wrap and foil, and yet minimise the use of paper wrappers as well - essentially "nude food"
You will need reusable plastic/metal containers or plastic-backed fabric lunch sacks to avoid squashed food or messy bags.
What to include in a litter-free lunch box?
Now the following are not exactly ‘naked’ but are included because they are in the spirit of ‘rubbish-free’ leading to a little less land-fill.
Instead of buying single serve packaged items, which come with their own disposable packaging, buy foods in bulk packs.
Avoid single serve juice packs and throw-away water bottles.
Finally ask, the consumers (kids and whoever takes a rubbish-free naked lunch) to bring home the scraps.
All in all, a litter-free lunch means there are fewer wrappers and less trash to throw in the rubbish bin.
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