The standard lunch box has evolved over the years. From early days when school children took their lunches to school in metal tins to the more modern versions of insulated lunch bags.
Today insulated lunch bags are incredibly popular with adults and children alike.
Why you should use an insulated lunch box.
1. They gentle on the environment.
A reusable alternative to paper bags, disposible plastic, foil and plastic lunch bags.
2. They safer and healthier
Your food has less chance of becoming contaminated in an insulated lunch bag.
Because paper bags and plastic containers have no real way to maintain the temperature of food stored inside, the food becomes subseptable to contamination, which can cause food poisoning.
3. They allow a larger variation in lunch choices
They allow you a wider choice in lunches that you pack as they keep food longer so items like yogurt won’t spoil so quickly.
How does an insulated bag work?
Insulated lunch bags typically have three barriers against temperature change.
They have an outer layer made of a medium to heavy weight fabric, like nylon or neoprene. The second layer is made from a type of insulating material, usually foam. The third, inner layer is generally made of foil or plastic. Together, these three layers form an excellent barrier between the contents and the outside of the bag, maintaining their temperature much longer than a paper or plastic bag.
Why I only use insulated lunch bags
It’s always been important for me that my children open a fresh , healthy lunch when they at school.
I wouldn’t serve them something I wouldn’t eat myself and images of soggy tomatoes and squished peanut butter sandwiches come to mind when I think of my own school lunches.
Due to this one of the first things we buy at the begininf of a school year is a new lunch bag.
It was great to send bears formula bottles in when he was at day care. As he grew we added one for his lunches and snacks.
As a teacher , I must admit a lunch bag is so much neater and more organised. Teachers can easily store them neater than a bunch of odd containers and children learn responsibility if keeping all their lunch together and packing it back in when done.
As a mom it is so much easier to just open the bag after school, dump out the containers , wash and line the lunch bags up on the counter and prep them for the next day when each child just grabs their own before heading off to school.
We take bears lunch bag with us , even when we just go to the shops I add a prefrozen ice block in and then store his juice, milk, snack and dummy in the bag. So much easier than fumbling about in a nappy bag if he needs something .