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10 Tips for ''Green'' School Lunches

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Green school lunch ideas, reusable cloth napkins

Use Cloth or Eco-Friendly Napkins


What did we do before disposable napkins and paper towels? Wiped our pie holes with cloth napkins, of course! The green trend has us returning to our reusable roots, so cloth napkins are becoming all the rage. Fabkins makes a line of 100-percent organic cotton cloth napkins for kids, featuring appliqués of everything from ballerinas to sports balls ($19 for a set of four). My household loves Crate & Barrel's 10-inch cotton cocktail napkins (12 napkins in a rainbow of colors for about $25) — the perfect size for kids. You could also pack cheap cotton bandanas as napkins. If washing fabric napkins isn't your idea of fun, opt for disposable napkins made from recycled paper.

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