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’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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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