What America’s Packing For School Lunch

August 10, 2015 – Did you know 50 percent of parents prepare school lunches on a regular basis and spend an average of $1,468.48* on these lunches every year? By switching to ALDI this back-to-school season, you can save up to 50 percent** on lunch staples that are both convenient and healthy.

Go beyond your standard PB&J and let them open their lunch boxes to more whole grains, fresh produce and protein and less sugary foods. Take a look…

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*Based on a survey conducted by OnePoll, with a sample of 2,000 respondents in May 2015.

**Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.

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One thought on “What America’s Packing For School Lunch

  1. TJ

    FYI… as a nurse working in a school district, I have many kids with food allergies. Peanuts and tree nuts are at the top of the list. A school or a classroom CANNOT state that they are “peanut free” since that would be impossible and highly difficult to monitor. I’m always surprised to find peanut or tree nuts as an ingredient in a product that I would never associate with these foods. Even trace amounts are found due to the fact many foods are packaged and processed in facilities with peanuts and tree nuts. What parents can do is make make every attempt to make the school, teacher, and parents of students aware of their child’s allergy. The nurse will be more than happy to send out friendly letters to acknowledge kids with allergies. Hand washing and using wipes after eating is helpful in reducing peanut products from remaining on little hands and surfaces. Yard duty and teachers can wipe down areas that are designated for our allergy students and provide paper towels to set lunch boxes and food on. Awareness of the allergy and emergency medications are a must at the school. The school nurse will create a health care plan that will state clear directions for everyone to follow and understand.

    Many special needs children and many students in general will only eat PBJ since it is soft and a favorite. Many kids have issues with eating and a PBJ sandwich may be one of only a few foods that child will eat. Trying to create a safe environment for our known allergy kids is a balance of awareness, fairness, and parent understanding.

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