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Make the Grade This School Year With Healthy Lunchboxes
Date:8/12/2009

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With childhood obesity on the rise in America(1), it's important to give children healthy food options that they actually want to eat. So, as kids head back to school this fall, parents will have some "homework" of their own--preparing fresh, wholesome and appealing lunches. To help parents please even the pickiest eaters, Ziploc(R) Brand, the food and home storage solution families trust, has teamed up with Taste of Home, the world's No. 1 cooking magazine, to create the "Healthy Lunchboxes" online recipe guide with more than 30 delicious ideas.

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"Parents want to provide good nutrition to their children during the school day - it's part of doing right by them - but they need lunchbox ideas that are convenient and affordable," says Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson vice president of global public affairs and communication. "Ziploc(R) products have always provided families time- and money-saving solutions for preparing, protecting and transporting lunches, and we continue that tradition with our new recipe guide."

Good for You, and Good Tasting Too

Show your little ones how much you care by packing lunches worthy of "show and tell." Kids won't even think about swapping when parents use these creative tips and recipes found in the recipe guide:

  • Create Edible Characters. Let your kids wow their friends--and stomachs--with lunch items shaped like their favorite characters. To make a "Pizza Biscuit Bear," roll biscuit dough into a ball, to form the body, and two smaller balls, to form the ears. Create eyes with olive slices, nose with green pepper, mouth with pimiento strips and fur with mozzarella cheese; then bake.
  • Bring Playtime to the Lunch Table. It's no secret that kids love to play with their food. Send kids to school with all the fixings for an artistic "Butterfly Sandwich" packed in Ziploc(R) Brand Sandwich Bags and Twist 'n Loc(R) Fresh Shield(R) Containers - a chicken or tuna salad sandwich cut into four triangles, and slices of fresh carrots, chives and celery for the butterfly markings and antennas. At lunchtime, kids can assemble it themselves.
  • Let Them Dig In With Their Hands. Who said kids are supposed to stay clean during lunch? Send your kids to school with "Handwiches"--a lunch they can literally get their hands on. Fill the inside of bread dough pockets with your kid's favorite ingredients, like ham and cheese. Then pinch the edges together and bake until golden. Make multiple "Handwiches" at once and freeze them to pull out when needed.

Ziploc(R) bags and containers help transport kids' lunches from the bus stop to the cafeteria, while protecting food freshness - and parents can feel good about using them because they do not contain Bisphenol-A (BPA).

Download the Recipe Guide

For more tips and recipes, including those for bite-sized foods, fruit and vegetable dips and midday snacks, visit www.TasteofHome.com/ziploclunchideas and download the "Healthy Lunchbox" guide. Simply enter two Ziploc(R) UPCs then click "enter now." The guide is available for download now until December 31, 2009.

About Ziploc(R) Bags and Containers

Ziploc(R) products are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and seals with suggested retail prices ranging from $1.09 to $4.59. They are affordable and available in grocery, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide. For more information on keeping food fresh and life organized, visit www.ziploc.com

SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN(R), BAYGON(R), BRISE(R), ECHO(R), KABIKILLER(R), KLEAR(R), and MR. MUSCLE(R). The 123-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries. www.scjohnson.com

(1) American Heart Association 2009 Childhood Obesity Research Summit.

    CONTACT
    Jennifer Taylor
    262-260-4402
    jataylor@scj.com

    Jenny Keller
    312-233-1319
    jennifer.keller@edelman.com


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