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Why use a reusable water bottle in my child's school lunch? This is what I have been asking myself….
I admit….in the past I have been kind of lazy when it comes to the drink in my kid's school lunches. I usually send a juice box for my elementary age child and water bottles for my older kids. I would just send the plastic throw away water bottles. I know, I know…bad for the environment….but sometimes convenience wins out with a tired mom!
I am determined to use reusable water bottles this year for my children's lunches!! Here are my reasons…
Why Use a Reusable Water Bottle in My Children's School Lunches?
1. Reusable water bottles save money
I like to save money….I have had some decent luck getting good deals on juice boxes with coupons….but these deals are not all the time. When I ran out of 100% juice…then I may be tempted to get the cheaper boxes of “fake” juice. The plastic water bottles are fairly cheap…but not as cheap as water from our faucet! 🙂 There is an upfront cost to buy a nice water bottle, but over time I think it will be much less than buying drinks for 3 kids to take in their school lunches all school year!
2. It is healthier to drink water
My kids do not need fruit juice. Even if it is 100% juice it has a lot of sugar and calories in it….and it just isn't necessary! I would much rather them eat a piece of actual fruit. Good old water is better for them. We have filtered water in our kitchen sink and I don't have to worry about possible recalls of bottled water like I have seen happening more and more lately!
3. It is better for the environment to use reusable water bottles
I am not going to pretend to be a super green person….but I do feel bad throwing away hundreds of plastic water bottles every year. I want to try and take small steps to do my part! I think this will also be a good “green” lesson for my kids!
4. It is more convenient to use a reusable water bottle
The reusable water bottle is there…ready to fill with water. I don't have to wonder if I have any juice boxes to put in their lunch box in the early morning hours! I can honestly say…that has happened…multiple times! 🙂 We are out of bottled waters or juice boxes and it is 5am…that won't be a problem now!
Do your children use a reusable water bottle in their lunch? What are your reasons for using a reusable water bottle?
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