I’m not quite in the BACKTOSCHOOLOMG headspace yet, since my oldest kid is in year-round preschool and the other is still young enough to lustfully gnaw electrical cords if you don’t watch him, but I understand it’s kind of a Big Deal, getting all the supplies and whatnot. I assume preparation is exactly how it’s depicted on The Wire, where a violent criminal named Marlo gives children money to buy their school clothes, in order to create a lasting debt and sense of loyalty so he can better use them as pint-sized drug dealers? I mean, I don’t want to have to pay for these things myself, for crying out loud.
Anyway, in the back-to-school theme, I was thinking about lunch-toting products that might be useful to read about. We did a post on lunchboxes last year, and we also covered some BPA-free products—I’m thinking these subjects are two great tastes that taste great together, you feel me?
(God. Sorry. The Wire: ADDICTED.)
I’m still not super worked up over BPA, but my thinking is this: since BPA-free products are so accessible these days (and generally not more expensive), why not buy those instead? It’s a pretty easy choice for me, and I’m all about easy choices. Here’s a neat selection of food storage solutions—perfect for holding school lunches—that are all BPA-free.
Preserve Food Storage containers. Stackable for easy storage, made from 100% recycled plastic.
Lunch On the Go. Made with non-leaching #5 polypropylene plastic, has ice pack insert that’s perfect for keeping lunch chilled.
Rubbermaid’s BPA-free collection. An entire selection of Rubbermaid products made without BPA.
Lunchbots. 100% stainless steel containers and lids, dishwasher safe.
Kids Konserve food cozy. Perfect for wrapping sandwiches or fruit slices, reusable. Made from recycled plastic.
Aladdin Lunch and Go mini lunchbox. Includes removable/sliding divider, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Lunch Skins. Reusable cloth pouches, durable, food-safe, can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Fit & Fresh Lunch on the Go. Various compartment sizes, ice pack, durable and easy to clean.
How are you feeling about BPA these days? Do you tend to choose non-BPA plastics, or is it something you’re not particularly worried about?