New Gold Coast Business Combats Smelly School Lunches

A Gold Coast Grandmother has developed a solution to keep children’s school lunches healthy and fresh.

Carol Mitchell and her daughter Tracy are determined to spread the word about the importance of proper storage for foods that tend to lose their freshness and condition in the average school bag.

“Typical food types like yoghurt, ham and cheese, seafood, egg, and a range of soft fruits all suffer from the harsh Australian heat,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The spoiled foods could lead to tummy bugs and at worst, salmonella.”

Passionate about children’s health and their access to cool healthy lunches throughout the school day, the duo set about designing a practical solution to prevent contamination in food storage.

“Inspiration came from my three primary school aged grandchildren who would bring home dirty, smelly lunchboxes containing crumbs and rotting food,” said Ms Mitchell.

“Thanks to the assistance received through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Program with ETC, we’ve been able to launch our innovative range of ALL TOO COOL products”.

The ALL TOO COOL products include school bags, backpacks and drink bottles that have been purposely designed to overcome the effects of long hot summer days.

ETC’s NEIS Program Mentor Maria Mavoa said the team’s determination to provide a practical solution has been the catalyst for establishing their own business.

“I am proud to support this innovative mother and daughter team.  Being mums, they quickly recognised the potential health and hygiene issues that many parents face when opening their children’s schoolbags at the end of each day,” Ms Mavoa said.

For more information about the ALL TOO COOL range, see their website: alltoocool.com.au

If you want to turn your business idea into a reality, contact ETC today on 1800 007 400.

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