Have you heard of Kids Konserve yet? Well, these awesome greenies were actually one of the very first eco-friendly school lunch kit companies that I had ever heard of! I remember looking them up last year because they sounded so fabulous and I really want my kiddos to have healthy and safe lunches from the foods they consume to what these foods are stored in.
I was so happy when given the opportunity to take an actual physical look at these….in person. To carry it around, stuff it full of fruits and veggies, see how it stands up to our kids not-so-gentle shoving of it into the book bag etc. And in all of these areas, I have been nothing but pleased and then some. Our kids even “fought” over who would get to carry it to school. Thankfully, because my E only goes two days a week – we “agreed” that M could take it on her three days and the two days that E is in school…he would get it.
So problem solved and the Smiling Green Kids compromise made life good again. Here’s the one we have – it’s called “caterpillar.” I really like the easy open and durable velcro-closure of the bag, it’s a thick fabric, the containers are solid, leak-proof and our E’s little 5 year old fingers can successfully get it open. This is a good thing considering they only get 20 minutes to eat and what kids wants to sit at the lunch table with their hand raised for help for 10 minutes while the 2 lunch helpers try and assist 50-60 kids? So yes – accessibility is key!
Oh and the napkins? Wow thick. Not just thick. No sir – but Wow thick! I kid you not. I also like the little strip of fabric for labeling purposes – would *not* want this bad-dog getting lost! Last – the water bottle. Well friends…I am seeing SGM logo water bottles now! These are really great quality too – made of 304 food-grade stainless steel, unlined and BPA-free. They are tough! We actually bought our M a stainless steel bottle before school started and it was $19.00!!!! OUCH!!! Yeah, the *only* reason she got it was because I happen to have a gift card to a store that I needed to use. Then, she dropped it two weeks later on the sidewalk and the darn thing is all dented and the paint is peeling – nice. So I am thinking that Kids Konserve $13.50 is a baaaa-gin!
You get it all in this fun lunch kit! For $45.00, you can feel happy knowing your child has everything he/she needs for a healthy lunch! If you know of anyone with food allergies – I really like the fold-up-style placemat too! Come on over to their online store and see all the fun patterns and kits they have available – or mix and match with separate pieces of green lunch goodies!
Why does Kids Konserve make me Smile?
Non-Toxic: Our complete line of reusable waste-free lunch packing products are made from the safest, non-leaching, non-toxic, BPA, PVC, phthalate, and lead-free materials! That is a mouthful, but true! Lead, BPA, PVC, and phthalates are substances that are known to be harmful to our bodies with repeated exposure.
Stainless Steel: We offer a wide range of 304 food grade stainless steel solutions as it is proven to be the safest material to house food in.
Product Line: Our products are what we call ‘eco-chic’, and graphically appealing to kids and adults alike. Kids Konserve Waste-free Lunch kits are designed to be fun, stylish, and easy for kids to use, while offering maximum convenience and flexibility for parents. Our reusable product line gives you convenience of coordinated lunch kit components that may be used together in our Waste-free Lunch Kit or in a lunch box of your choice. All with the underlying aim of creating a Zero Waste Lunch.
As a the mom of two wee ones in school – I am so happy that a company as cool and fun as Kids Konserve is giving back to our schools while educating our kids about the importance in taking care of our Earth! Now as you may remember, my M just made Student Council this year and the biggest thing on her agenda (aside of the popcorn sales fundraiser) is really taking the recycling program to a whole new level – and she’s only 8 peeps. You know what this tells me? This is a girl on a mission and this generation *I happen to believe* absolutely can and will make a difference – especially with us older eco-peeps to guide them along and walk the walk with them!
Kids Konserve has made it their goal to help in educating schools, students and their families on the importanceof REUSE! When a school participates in their “Waste Free Challenge,” they donate a percentage of each sale back to any school! “We are a company not just of eco- friendly lunch kits and reusable products, but a source of educational information that parents, schools and kids can use keep learning about their responsibilities to the environment” (Kids Konserve).
1. Become a Partner School (on their website) by emailing Kids Konserve and letting them know what you and your school are doing to reduce waste. With each online order you will receive either a 20% discount for parents, or 20% will be paid back to your school. We will customize a flier for you to promote the discount!
2. Host a waste-free lunch sale: If you have opportunities to sell our waste-free products to your parents or in your community, you can order samples from us at a discount to display, take orders, and send us the order with payment. We’ll send the products directly to your school and you can either offer 20% off retail at your sale or receive 20% back to your school. Doing a sale is a great way to supplement a book fair, green initiative, auction, school picnic, or other event where you’d like to promote reducing waste and raise money.
3. Sell Custom Stainless Steel bottles with your logo: Raise money for your school, organization, team or community with a healthier option that reduces plastic bottle waste and increases environmental awareness. We offer custom bottles in bulk (100 bottle minimum) for you to sell at or above retail as a fundraiser—you keep the difference! Our bottles are all 304 food-grade stainless steel, unlined and BPA-free. Pricing depends on logo details and order quantity—100 bottles using a 1-color logo is 7.50 per bottle. See our Custom Stainless Steel Bottle Flier for more information.
Kids Konserve has graciously offered to give one SGM reader a set of their minis!!!!
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** They also offer gift certificates among all the other great stocking stuffers – that would make for a nice Christmas gift!!
Contest Ends on Nov 12th, at midnight. Winner will be drawn via Random.org .
Disclosure: I did receive free products in order for me to review. The opinions expressed here are mine alone and were in no way influenced.