I started this post pre-Sandy as field trips that require paper bag lunch are now cropping up. As I prepared for Sandy and the possibility of losing electricity I was surprised at how little knowledge I had on what is safe to feed the kids when refrigeration is not an option. This means no cold packs just an old fashion paper bag lunch with everything having to be disposable. I went through quite a few articles and most entailed foods most parents are advised not to pack at schools especially when the kids are young. I finally found a resource that did their research and enlisted helpful advice. See tips below:
Safe Food via Columbus Parent
Photo: Donna Ladd Motherburg. Modified (by Motherburg) Tips via Columbus Parent , I took out nut and some items I felt most preschools ask not to be packed in lunches.