3. Ice Packs
It can be easy to just grab food out of the fridge and stuff it into your child’s lunchbox. However, remember that the food you pull out of the fridge or freezer was in there for a reason. Bacteria can grow pretty quickly on meats and other foods, especially when we’re talking about hot classrooms that may or may not have good air circulation. We don’t want any sick tummies at school (!!!). If you don’t already have an ice pack, one trick is to stick a moist sponge in a Ziplock bag and let it harden overnight in the freezer. Put the frozen sponge in your child’s lunchbox in the morning. Simple as that!