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When starting school, or the prospect of starting school, our kids were very excited about ridding the bus and bringing their lunches with them.  I do find it rather funny that they get so excited about lunch at school.  Getting excited about the bus I can understand. Either way, it is such a fun experience for them and I am glad to see them excited about school.

Nutritious School Lunches

When our oldest, Megan, started school five years ago we wanted to ensure had nutritious school by packing healthy items, that we were still able pack her with foods that were organic, and that she had milk in her lunch.  Initially we sent Megan to school with a water bottle made of aluminum so it would be BPA- and Phthalate-free.  Even with including an ice pack in her lunch each day, her milk was still not kept cold enough.

I was so excited when shelf safe milk started becoming more and more available.  We had already brought this type of milk with us whenever we were spending the day at the zoo, park or family-type outing.  This is the milk I began to pack in Megan’s school lunch.  I do not have to worry about it remaining fresh during the morning before lunchtime and she has always enjoys drinking it just as it is.

Since one of the programs Anna and Ethan are in each week is through lunch, they get to bring their lunch to school now as well.  Each week I pack shelf safe milk in their lunch as well! This ensures they are getting the amount of milk they need each day and not drinking sugary juices.

Being able to take milk with you wherever you go is unleashing its availability.  Milk Unleashed is shelf safe brands of milk that can be enjoyed wherever you go, in the car, on the go, or at an event.  shelf safe milk is still Grade A fluid milk that provides the same nutrition and benefits of traditional refrigerated milk.  The really neat thing about shelf milk is that it requires no refrigeration until the package is opened, thanks to ultra pasteurization and the special Tetra Pak carton. This special packaging maintains all the wholesome goodness of milk and provides kids with the vitamins and nutrients of milk anytime, anywhere. It also makes it easy for us moms to provide real milk safely to our children, without the restrictions of refrigeration.

To find a location in your area that sells a brand of shelf safe milk visit Milk Unleashed.  You can also keep current on all the latest news and information by “liking” them on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

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