Saturday, September 19, 2009

Program promotes litter-less, healthy lunches

EDUCATION: Laptop Lunch Kits

Sarah Blackwell, a citizen of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation and owner of Bugaboo Baby & You, is offering a school fundraising program that promotes healthy eating and provides children with a way to save the environment.

Schools can use environmentally friendly products that promote health and wellness, while also earning money that can be used within the classroom."

Blackwell explained how schools can use this program to send a strong message to the public. Promote the school as one that makes a strong statement . . . We believe in healthy children and a healthy earth."

The green fundraiser" program's main product is the Laptop Lunch Kit. The kit itself is a BPA-free, phalate free bento style lunchbox that fits into an insulated bag. This is a compact way in which to pack a healthy and perfectly proportional lunch. There are several colours to choose from.

My laptop lunch kit is pink. I think it is good to use at school because of all the containers that fit in like a puzzle. I have never had anything spill like other lunch bags. I do not have any garbage at school," said seven-year-old Nipissing First Nation citizen Danika Bellissimo.

The use of the kits reduces lunchtime waste. The pamphlet for the program states that, a school-aged child will generate approximately 67 pounds of waste."

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