Try itAug/Sep 2016 Issue

Back to School Food Allergy Gear

Lunchboxes, labels, kid snacks and more!

‘Tis the season for buying school supplies. Even if you don’t pack lunch for the kiddos, these products make the grade for on-the-go meals and snacks. They all earn high marks for making life a little easier and more fun.

PlanetBox

Planetbox compartmental lunch box

PlanetBox’s eco-friendly stainless steel lunch boxes are sleek, reusable and easy to clean since they’re dishwasher safe. Accessorize with matching water bottle, carrying bag, magnets, cold packs and utensils, as well as re-sealable pods for dips and spreads.

$34.95 to $55.95, 844-752-6388

Ester-C Kidstiks

Ester-C vitamin drink mix

Fortify your student with Ester-C Kidstiks, a powerful powder of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Mix with water for a sweet, effervescent drink. This non-GMO, vegetarian alternative to chewable multivitamins is free of gluten and common food allergens. Available in Groovy Grape and Tropical Punch.

30 packets for $17.99, 800-445-7137

Inchbug allergy badges

InchBug

Create personal allergy alert labels for your child’s lunch box, water bottle and book bag with InchBug. These stickers are easily customized with your child’s name and sensitivity or allergy —“no gluten,” “no nuts,” “no eggs”— in your choice of fonts. Microwave safe and dishwater safe.

20 labels for $11.95, 877-462-4284

AllerMates

Allermates lunchbox

AllerMates offers colorful allergy-alert bracelets, cheery stickers and attractive EpiPen cases and inhaler pouches for kids. They also sell brightly hued lunch boxes clearly marked with your student’s allergy or sensitivity to ward off risky mix-ups in the school cafeteria.

help@allermates.com

HydroFlask

Hydroflask thermos

No more soggy lunch bags! HydroFlask offers thermoses that are state-of-the-art insulated to keep food cold (up to 24 hours) or hot (up to 6 hours) with no condensation. Available in stainless steel and a variety of bright colors, they’ll liven up lunchtime.

$29.95 for 12-ounce flask/$34.95 for 18-ounce, 888-584-9376

Viki’s Granola

Viki's gluten free granola

Craving banana bread? Break open a bag of Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola. Delicious! Available in convenient 1.5-ounce mini-bags—perfect for your lunch box. Certified gluten-free, dairy-free, Non-GMO Project verified and kosher.

$11.99 for 10 bags, 516-767-8700

Contains nuts.

Eco Lunchbox

Eco lunchbox

Eco Lunchbox makes stainless steel lunch products that are sturdy, reusable and appealing. The popular Three-In-One lunch box holds a sandwich and two side dishes—safe and snug. Responsibly made and eco-friendly.

$26, 925-298-9220

PackIt

PackIt lunchbox

PackIt’s reusable lunch bag contains a built-in freezeable gel pack to keep your food cool up to 10 hours. Just toss it in the freezer overnight, pack your lunch in the morning and go. This food-safe poly-canvas bag is waterproof and free from EVA, PVC, BPA, phthalates and lead.

Available in 20 colors. $11.99 and up, 805-496-2999

Crafted Gluten Free

Here’s a great idea. Crafted Gluten Free offers specially packed boxes full of gluten-free products. They’re designed around a specific theme, like gourmet baking and bodacious brunch. The Kid’s Overnight Party Box has enough food to feed the four hungry kids sleeping over at your place this weekend. $59.99, 800-385-7382

Crafted Gluten Free Kids Overnight party snack pack

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