Zero Waste, Organic School Lunch Programs
Healthy Eats for Students
ECOlunchbox is proud to be a supporter of a school lunch program offering all zero-waste, healthy organic lunches.
Students in the Conscious Kitchen meal program receive organic and zero-waste lunches cooked on from scratch and served on reusable stainless steel divided plastic-free lunch plates from ECOlunchbox.
The non-profit group Conscious Kitchen in Northern California started by transforming the cafeterias of schools in Sausalito into the first-ever all-organic, non-GMO school lunch programs nationwide. Plus, the school lunch programs are zero-waste!
Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito were the first in the country in 2016 to completely do away with conventionally grown foods, opting instead for organically grown, locally grown, seasonal, and fresh foods. Since then other schools have been added in the West Contra Costa County School District.
Healthy Meals for Planet
Through a collaborative approach, Conscious Kitchen partners with schools to break the cycle of packaged, overly processed food, transitioning to chef-prepared, scratch-cooked meals served on resuable plates. Chefs and volunteers create meals based on five foundational attributes: fresh, local, organic, seasonal and non-GMO. Once built, schools own and operate their Conscious Kitchens.
ECOlunchbox's nonbreakable divided stainless steel trays work perfectly in these Northern California programs and many other schools nationwide since they're durable and safe for washing in commercial dishwashers. The trays, which are offered in two sizes, the smaller Kid's Tray, measuring 7 by 8.5 inches, and the larger Camping Tray, measuring 8.25 by 9.75 inches, are both ideal for school programs and used nationwide. Logos and mascots can also be etched on the trays.
Our Blue Water Bento line of leakproof containers with silicone lids, such as our Seal Cup XL that holds 4 cups, are also commercial dishwasher safe, nonbreakable and appropriate for use in school salad and food bars as well as for take-out meals.
The Conscious Kitchen was named in 2016 as one of the "Rodale 100" in the food category. Other honorees included Pope Francis, Dr. Bronner's and Neil Young. The “Rodale 100” consists of the world's top people, products, companies and organizations that have demonstrated cutting-edge innovation, positive community impact and a fierce commitment to the welfare of human beings, animals and the environment. In selecting the Conscious Kitchen, the organization said the program was exemplary in "promoting wise nutritional choices and educating, guiding, and encouraging best practices on farms and in gardens."
Congratulations Conscious Kitchen & Turning Green! We at ECOlunchbox are so happy to be a small part of your success!