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Packaging Meets CDC Recommendations for Schools


Novolex brand Waddington North America (WNA) said it is offering innovative solutions to help schools feed their students as safely as possible. Covington, Ky.-based Novolex develops and manufactures diverse packaging and foodservice products that touch nearly every aspect of daily life for multiple industries ranging from grocery, food packaging, restaurant and retail to medical applications and building supplies.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made recommendations for schools, including offering individually packaged meals in classrooms instead of in a cafeteria, using disposable food service items and providing pre-packaged meals. The Atrium product line from WNA has packaging solutions that meets the CDC recommendations. Atrium offers a variety of covered containers, single-serving portion trays, grab-and-go containers, multipurpose trays, bowls with lids, platters and pre-portioned snack trays.

Atrium’s containers can be used to serve warm or cold foods. Products include:

• Single-serving portion trays in a variety of shapes and sizes. The trays stack easily and allow for pre-portioning of fruits, vegetables, salads and snacks.

• Pre-portioned snack trays that meet the “Smart Snacks in School” rules. The pre-portioned snack trays can be used for packaging meals on-the-go, student stores and vending machines.

• Grab n’ go containers for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, bento boxes and yogurt parfaits.

• Lunchboxes made from clear plastic for packing healthy, easy-to-see meals. Each has enough space to accommodate many food, snack and drink combinations.

• Entrée and multipurpose trays, hinged containers for larger meals.

• Bowls and platters in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet breakfast, entrée, salad and snack needs.