School Lunch Inspiration

Posted September 1st, 2011 by Sue Wagner in Food, Uncategorized

By the end of the summer, as the pool days are winding down and the school supplies are labeled and ready to go, I find myself browsing my favorite Bento lunch sites. I get inspiration for the year of packing lunches that lies ahead. Of course, by June, I’m so […]

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What’s in your school’s soap?

Posted August 30th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized

The list of optional kindergarten class school supplies in my school district includes hand soap and antibacterial wipes. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, I am of the mind not to put anything on it that I wouldn’t want to eat. That includes artificial colors and perfumes. Soap […]

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Safe and waste-free school lunches

Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Parenting, Uncategorized

Anything that makes preparing lunch easier is a hit in our house. Two years ago, I discovered LunchBots stainless steel containers when I was shopping at ReuseIt.com (formerly Reusablebags.com). A few weeks before my son began taking lunch to preschool, I bought two of the “Pico” LunchBots — small containers […]

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Visit a Farm This Summer

Posted July 27th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Uncategorized

My last hurrah with my son before my daughter was born last August was to visit Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia. The little guy had watched — and loved! — the farm’s documentary video with Joel Salatin talking about his sustainable farming practices. We were members of the Polyface Yum […]

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