Back-to-school means it’s time for school lunches. Here are some tips to help you get organized and eliminate stress.
If your children prefer a bagged lunch, it is much less stressful to make the lunches and refrigerate them the night before. Try to “go green”; encourage kids to use containers which can be brought home, washed, and refilled rather than thrown away. It’s a great way to introduce them to the other 3 Rs: recycling, repurposing, and reusing.
If your children buy their lunches, put the money into the zippered section of their back packs the night before. Many schools accept “credit cards”. Kids are given a plastic card and parents can prepay for lunches; a card is swiped to deduct the amount of the purchase.