There’s something new on OUSD lunch menus – a “leaf” symbol for menu items that are lean and green – healthier for you and the planet. Lunch just got a whole lot coolerfor kids and the planet in O’side.
Check it out at: http://ousd.ca.schoolloop.com/menus
Have you ever stopped to think about all the waste generated from food items that are sold in individual plastic containers? As parents packing our children’s lunches, we can take small steps to reduce our reliance on convenience packaging. For instance, ask your child to bring home his clean Ziploc bag so it can be reused. Invest in re-usable containers and fill them from larger food containers instead of buying individual packages. And by all means, pick up a reusable water bottle! It’s healthier for your child and the planet, saves you money in the long run, and they’re cool.
Learn more at: www.care2.com/greenliving/the-story-of-bottled-water.html
Barbara Gates, Project Lean and Green Kids