Beyond the Lunchbox 2021: A Call for Action for the Planet

Our much anticipated year two of Beyond the Lunchbox did not disappoint! In fact, it simply blew us away. With standout sessions, amazing sponsors, and crazy good giveaways, this year will be tough to beat.

Each August, KIWI brings our audience a week of sessions covering sustainability, nutrition, wellness, and kid’s lunch, just in time for the back-to-school season. With topics ranging from picky eating solutions to the pervasive nature of microplastics, one theme kept coming to the forefront in many of the sessions.

That theme, found during sk*p’s clean beauty session, Plastic Ocean’s talk on plastic pollution, and EarthEcho’s video on raising ocean advocates, shows we all must act for the environment. Whether it be through our purchasing power or getting out into the community to make positive change, our actions can better the planet. 

If you’re ready to be inspired, tune in to some of our favorite sessions from this year’s conference.

How the Plastic Pollution Crisis Harms Us and What We Can Do to Help

Our global plastic consumption not only negatively affects our delicate ecosystem but also our own human health. The good news is, we can make a difference with our personal choices as consumers. Join this crucial conversation with Plastic Oceans founder and director of science as they discuss the many ways our overdependence on plastic harms our world. You’ll also learn the necessary steps you can take to lessen the burden on our planet. 

Raising a Healthy Eater: Tips and Tricks For Toddlers and Kids

Healthy eating is paramount to our kid’s overall health but it can be downright challenging to get little ones to eat nutritious foods sometimes. In this session, Janel Funk will share valuable tips and tricks to help you raise healthy eaters. You’ll learn how to make mealtime smoother, what strategies to avoid, unique ways to get kids involved in the feeding process, and so much more. 

Engaging Youth in the Future of Our Ocean Planet

Youth today have the determination, audacity, and drive to rewrite the rules for a restorative and proactive approach to environmentalism. But what is the best way to support and engage the young people in our lives to become stewards of the planet? In this session, explorers and advocates Philippe Cousteau, Jr. (grandson of Jacques Cousteau) and Ashlan Cousteau, kick off a presentation with their team at EarthEcho International, a global nonprofit that works with young leaders, educators, mentors, and partners around the globe who are committed to building a global youth movement to protect and restore our ocean planet.

Stay tuned for announcements for next year’s conference on our social channels.

Special thanks to our amazing sponsors for this year’s event