Dreamstime_s_16788177 With food luminaries like Alice Waters calling for major reforms to American school lunches, sending kids to school with a packed lunch can ensure that they get a balanced, nutritious meal. Since 4 out of 5 kids don't get access to refrigeration, though, it's important that parents do everything they can to ensure that kids' food remains at a healthy temperature where bacteria can't grow. A recent study of more than 200 kids' sack lunches found that only 1.6 percent of perishable items packed by parents were in the safe temperature zone. How can you ensure your child's lunch stays safe? read more