Parenting: How Safe is Your Kid's Lunch?

August 12, 2011 8:14:40 AM PDT
As a kid, I never took an ice pack in my lunch box. Baloney and cheese with mayonnaise, tuna fish, leftover out the fridge - they all had warmed to a clammy version of room temperature by the time I pulled them out of my yellow Snoopy lunch box or locker. The only thing my frightening to a food purist would have been my lunchbox on Sunday night, as my poor mother realized, yet again, that I had forgotten to clean it out Friday afternoon.