Packing Food Safely

Keeping "Bag" Lunches Safe

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Food packed for field trips or other events can be kept safe if it is first handled and cooked safely. Use these tips to ensure healthy lunches!


BAC to School: Pack a Safe Lunch 101

Partnership for Food Safety Education.


Lunch Boxes with Young Children in Child Care Settings: Teacher and Center Strategies (PDF | 36 KB)

University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Provides tips for handling lunch boxes, including routines and schedules, setting the table environment, the food, children's developmental skills and learning, safety and sanitation, staff roles, and working with families.


Field Trip Meals (PDF | 377 KB)

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

This resource provides tips and suggestions for providing reimbursable meals on school field trips, as well as several templates (DOC | 77 KB): Bag Meal Order Request Form, Bag Meal Packing Slip, List of Students Receiving Reimbursable Meals, and SOPs.


Packed Lunch Pizzazz!

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County.

Provides food safety tips and a recipe for packed lunches.