…Encouraged by a milk industry study that shows children drink more dairy when it comes in round plastic bottles, a growing number of schools are ditching those clumsy paper half-pint cartons many of us grew up with.
“Those damn square containers are awfully hard for kids,” says New Hampshire Agriculture Commissioner Steve Taylor, who has watched the trend spread to some 320 schools in New England. “Teachers say you can spend the whole lunch period just walking around and opening those containers.”
Good idea: easier to drink the milk if the kids can actually get to it!
My elder kids went through school during the ‘plastic bag’ period, and though the milk could be drunk, it was just very unappealing to drink anything from a plastic bag (per my kids). Now we’ll hear how the round bottles are ecologically unsound. My families’ answer: pack your own lunch. You know what you’re getting and you don’t pack things you cannot get into.