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Lunch money: The cost of convenience
Children can eat healthier and significantly reduce packaging waste.
Excerpts from article by Sarah Deveau from Investopedia.
Wastefreelunches.org states that a pre-packaged lunch costs about $4.02 a day, or $723.60 per school year, compared to $2.65 a day ($477.00 per school year) for a waste-free lunch — a difference of $246.60 per person per year. Though some pre-packaged single-serving products are clearly more expensive per serving than the bulk packages, other items might appear so inexpensive it's easy to assume you can't make it yourself for less. However, the made-from-scratch version is nearly always less expensive.
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