Add additional ice packs if you have them and utilize what you have on hand as well.
- Freeze a water bottle also. Either one, the kids can drink if need be when they are thawed.
- Have a re-usable water bottle like we do? Freeze 3/4 of the contents overnight in a bottle that can handle "freezing."
In the morning, add the rest of the drink. It should stay chilled most of the day! We love OXO's Twist Top Bottles.
They clip to the backpacks as well!
Kick Perishables To The Curb
Steer clear of mayo, meat, cheese, milk and other perishables if that time between leaving home and lunch time is well over a safe amount of "chill" time. Buy Your Piece of Mind
When in doubt... maybe just buy school lunch. Many schools have actually moved to school provided lunches ONLY-- because of the "challenge" of keeping foods safe. Treat… Your Bag With Care
Our research found that SOME insulated bags are hindered and not able to do their job of keeping things cool when stored inside the refrigerator. Pack up the bags in the morning.
Do you have any food safety tips to share?