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Phil Lempert Gives Back-To-School Lunch Tips

The Lempert Report Innovation Series Highlights New Innovations in School Lunches

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Packing interesting lunches can be mundane, but from Mediterranean options to coconut water, innovative food companies are making it easier. These companies and other back-to-school lunch tips are featured in this week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series, a weekly video series featuring innovation in the food world. 

Sponsored by Tetra Pak® U.S., the videos are found online at The Lempert Report's YouTube Channel and on Tetra Pak U.S. consumer Web site BeCartonSmart.com.

"Sandwiches are a staple, but it's the snacks that keep kids going," says Phil Lempert, CEO and editor of The Lempert Report.  "More food companies now offer healthy, convenient and kid-friendly options creating a win for the child and a win for the parents."

Lunch innovations include: Wild Garden Hummus in the original Tetra Classic® Aseptic – the iconic triangular packaging. In addition to a healthy and filling snack, the carton keeps the hummus fresh;

Mediterra Nutrition bars have savory flavors that include Sundried Tomato/Basil/Capers and Olive/Walnut/Chives. An alternative to sweet snacks, the bars are rich in vegetable content, but low in calories, sodium and sugar; and

Vita Coco Kids created naturally fruit flavored coconut water, a great alternative to give kids nutrition, flavor, and less sugar.

Lempert also suggests freezing Juicy Juice 100% Juice boxes to help keep lunches chilled.

The Lempert Report Innovation Series is available online for consumers and food industry insiders. Throughout the video, "Tetra Pak Tips" provide insight about the products, packaging and trends.

About The Lempert Report

The Lempert Report is an up-to-the minute empowering video trend report uploaded every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. TLR is the leading resource for supermarket trends and where they intersect with the consumer; offering both the retail and CPG communities' unique insights to capitalize on those opportunities. www.TheLempertReport.com

About Tetra Pak®

Tetra Pak® is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available everywhere. www.tetrapakusa.com.

EDITORS NOTE: The Lempert Report Innovation Series is available to newsrooms with complimentary customized bumpers.

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