Food is usually stored in lunchboxes for several hours and it is important to keep the lunchbox cool so that the food stays fresh. Some tips to help keep lunchboxes safe include:
Choose an insulated lunch box or one with a freezer pack.
Pack a wrapped frozen water bottle or freezer brick next to foods that should be kept cold (for example cheeses, yoghurts, meats and salads).
Perishable foods such as dairy products, eggs and sliced meats should be kept cool, and eaten within about four hours of preparation. Don’t pack these foods if just cooked. First cool in the refrigerator overnight.
If making lunches ahead of time, keep them in the fridge until leaving for school or freeze them in advance.
If you include leftover meals such as meats, pasta and rice dishes, make sure you pack a frozen ice block in the lunch box.
Ask children to keep packed lunches in their school bag and to keep their bag out of direct sunlight and away from heat, ideally in a cool, dark place such as a locker.
Post time: Jan-30-2023