August 2-8, 2021

Event Recap

About the Event

Our much anticipated year two of Beyond the Lunchbox did not disappoint! 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 clean skincare to the pervasive nature of microplastics, there was one common theme in many of the sessions: the urgent need to protect our environment.

Whether it be through our purchasing power or getting out into the community to make positive change, our actions can better the planet.

Stay tuned for announcements for next year’s conference, happening August 2022.

Our Speakers

And Many More!

Sessions

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Markham
How the Plastic Pollution Crisis Harms Us and What We Can Do to Help

This past year has been full of challenges parents have never faced before. During this stressful time, it’s important to know what your children need to thrive. Join Dr. Laura Markham, author of the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids series, to discover parenting strategies that encourage resilience within your family. She’s sharing tools to calm yourself and emotion coach, as well as tips on how to support your child’s learning and handle discipline.


Speakers: Natasha D’Anna, Stefanie Settlemire, and Justine Young
Raising a Healthy Eater: Tips and Tricks For Toddlers and Kids

This past year has been full of challenges parents have never faced before. During this stressful time, it’s important to know what your children need to thrive. Join Dr. Laura Markham, author of the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids series, to discover parenting strategies that encourage resilience within your family. She’s sharing tools to calm yourself and emotion coach, as well as tips on how to support your child’s learning and handle discipline.


Speaker: Dr. Yami
Beyond the Label: Why Sometimes What’s NOT on a Product Label Just Might Be What’s Most Important

Plant-based pediatrician Dr. Yami will be sharing her tips and tricks on realistic ways to foster healthy eating habits in your family and kids. She’s tackling intuitive eating in children, the division of responsibilities between parents during mealtime, and how to foster health at every size. Plus, hear how you can feed your children with less mealtime battles and dilemmas.


Speakers: Porsha Carr, Melissa Delgado, and Maria Wilson
Navigating the Back-to-School Transition

She’s not a regular mom, she’s a TikTok mom! If you’ve ever wondered how you can jump into the mom world of video content creation on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and more, tune into our panel of video creating gurus. They’re sharing tips and tricks of creating multi-platform, high-quality video content, giving you the inside scoop on filters, effects, add text overlay, and so much more!

What Parents Thought About Beyond the Lunchbox

“I loved the topics. All of them were topics that most moms or parents would be interested in for their own lives and family. It was super helpful to hear advice and suggestions from experts but also learn about brands and talk with other moms.” – Deborah Z.

“Loved all the super relevant information you don’t see every day. Thank you for opening my eyes to so many things I didn’t know about. I look forward to the next one.” – Rhiannon G.

“There were a wide variety of speakers. I loved that we were able to hear from agricultural experts/farmers and even adolescents. It was really well thought out as far as who was speaking. Thanks again for a great experience!” – Rachael Pendleton

“I loved the topics. All of them were topics that most moms or parents would be interested in for their own lives and family. It was super helpful to hear advice and suggestions from experts but also learn about brands and talk with other moms.” – Deborah Z.

“Loved all the super relevant information you don’t see every day. Thank you for opening my eyes to so many things I didn’t know about. I look forward to the next one.” – Rhiannon G.

“There were a wide variety of speakers. I loved that we were able to hear from agricultural experts/farmers and even adolescents. It was really well thought out as far as who was speaking. Thanks again for a great experience!” – Rachael Pendleton

Our Sponsors