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Favourite Back-to-School Products From a Mama of Many

It's that time again! Back to school, back to reality. Here are some great products to help all your days be smooth ones. Let’s talk litterless lunches...

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Whether you’re walking to the neighborhood park, watching your children play competitive sports or going for a weekend hike, we’ve got your hunger covered with on-the-go food containers.DALCINI™ containers are designed to have no interior seams, tight corners or clumsy clasps, where food bacteria often lurk. They are perfect for snacking on the move. DA...

These days, it can seem like there is an endless stream of new diet fads, ingredient swaps, and trendy foods to keep up with. Whether you are stocking your shelves with Paleo snacks, shopping for the whole family, or trying out a new meal plan, there is always one element of food preparation that never goes out of style

There’s more to a green kitchen than green food. From stainless steel food containers to environmentally sound cooking practices, here are a few creative ways to turn your into an eco-centric habitat. Greening Your Kitchen We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We eat, we cook, we nosh; sometimes we even gather around the stove to share stories. It m...

The world is awash in garbage. The average American throws away more than 4 pounds of stuff every single day. That comes out to over 200 million tons of trash per year in America? With landfills overflowing all over the globe, it’s not difficult to see how this in turn affects human health, it’s up to us to find solutions. When we make an effort to impr...

You've likely heard about the dangers of plastics. Maybe even heard of the specific dangers of BPA.  Yet despite this, you're like most of us and still using it daily.  It just seems too daunting a task to eliminate all plastic.  I am happy to tell you that you don't have to give up plastic entirely to reap the benefits of reducing your exposure to it.    

What's YOUR lunch style?

I remember my school lunches very well. I’ll never forget because it was the same EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. A sandwich and an apple.  And if my parents really liked me that day, I got two cookies too!  It wasn't just me either. I remember the lunches of my friends —a different sandwich, a different fruit, and two different cookies. Essentially, the entire clas...

Green Mom's Collective - Let's talk packing lunch with style

One lesson I learned last school year was that we needed more lunch gear. As we’ve been preparing to get my boys ready for Senior Kindergarten and Grade Two, buying more reusable containers went to the top of my list!

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4 Classic Moves to Building an International Award-Winning Business

Nita Tandon from Dalcini Stainless is your classic entrepreneur.  Well, except that she's anything but traditional.  She was a stay-at-home-mom completely not satisfied with her messy cupboards, cloudy, ugly, plastic food containers...

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Yay!  Summer weather is finally here!!  The season of eating outdoors!    

Mompreneurs Interview Nita Tandon

Nita Tandon is based out of Ottawa, Ontario, and began her company Dalcini Stainless in 2015. She was most recently named our Mompreneur® Startup Award winner, and is headed towards a very bright and promising career as an entrepreneur...

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Startup Ottawa: DALCINI Stainless

Dalcini Inc. (operating as DALCINI Stainless) are the proud makers of high quality stainless steel lunch containers that you can write on! ...because healthy living should always fun and easy, for parents and kids...

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Nepean 'mompreneur' up for business and innovation award

Nita Tandon designs, markets and packages her Dalcini Stainless steel lunch containers from home. Tandon is a finalist in the Mompreneur Awards startup category, and winning could mean a lot of exposure for her new company, which she started last February.

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School lunches are not what they used to be! Gone are the days of the "PB&J, an apple, and a cookie" lunch. Today's parents prepare nut-free, low-sugar, nutritious, balanced meals to send with their kids.  For schools with litterless lunch programs, there is the added pressure to ensure no food packaging is sent to school.  Some parents also have to ...

It sounds like an odd question, but its an honest one. "Is your signature printed or written in cursive?"  With so much of our written communication being replaced by digital communication, we pick up a pen less frequently than ever before.

It's that time of year again…when I make my "New School Year’s" resolution.  This year, my resolution is to make better lunches.  I'm not referring to healthier lunches (although still a priority), I'm referring to lunches that get eaten.  I want fewer after school meltdowns and an easier lunch bag clean up!     Last year, my JKer started at a school wit...