Please help us in our efforts to minimize food and packaging waste by packing a waste-free lunch for your child. We ask that you bring lunches that include as many items as possible that can be eaten, reused, recycled, or composted and as few items that must be thrown away. Please pack only what you think your child will eat, using reusable containers, or buying non-perishable foods in bulk. In planning your child’s lunch, remember that we refrigerate lunches until lunch time, but not after. All uneaten food may spoil and will need to be thrown out. By packing only what your child will eat, you are not only making a wise environmental choice, but saving money as well We can help save the Earth and money at the same time! Thank you for your support and for helping us to make the Red Barn GREEN with a waste-free lunch program.
|Lunches in reusable containers||Lunches packed in plastic bags, foil, wax paper|
|Drinks in reusable containers (we serve milk)||Disposable drink boxes, pouches, cartons|
|A cloth napkin||Paper napkins|
|Reusable lunchbox||Prepackaged single serve lunch items|
|Only small amounts, and no candy||Prepackaged lunches (lunchables)|
|Reusable utensils||Disposable forks and spoons|
This information was organized for you by Coralie Williams, Red Barn teacher