Many kids tire of the same thing day after day although good ol' peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are actually a nutritious lunch choice. So, you pack your child's lunch, diligently balancing the offerings to comply with the Food pyramid guidelines. Very good! But, how to you know it's not ending up in the trashcan in the cafeteria? One of the most obvious points is to not only know, but acknowledge the tastes of your child. In case Johnny won't eat carrots at home, e's certainly not going to eat them at school. Ask your child what he/she would like for lunch, and let them get involved in the planning and packing process. If possible, plan lunches in advance, and preferably pack them up the night before. Let your child help pick out the lunchbox. Chances are it will stay hidden and untouched in the locker or cubbyhole in case your child is embarassed by her lunchbox. Choose a lunchbox with a Thermos and an insulated section where you can put cold foods. Freeze juice or drink boxes the night before to be used to keep foods cold during warm seasons.

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While doing double-duty keeping companion foods chilled, they will thaw by lunchtime.  Or, you can also invest in miniature "blue ice" coldpacks in the sporting goods department of your local department store. You are in luck in case you are on the hunt for a fantastic new lunchbox for your kid (or maybe yourself!)  Each passing year brings cuter and more versatile lunchbox options to market, and for a reasonable amount of money you can inject some style into the midday meal.  These and many other great lunch boxes can be found at different internet stores. No more flattened sandwiches, smashed fruits and lukewarm lunches! This lunch carrier will keep your food cool and safe throughout the day with three divided sections and a removable ice-pack that clips to the lid or bottom of the tray. The ice-pack is non-toxic and freezer-safe, and the containers are microwave-, freezer- and top rack dishwasher-safe.  The colors choices are bright and cheerful. First, it’s worth noting that this one was designed by a mom, which is always a good start! The bottom layer can hold a sliced sandwich, the middle layer holds fruit, pasta or salad, and the small inner container can hold a half-cup of something nibbley.  All three fit together neatly for easy transport, and the look and feel is very clean and chic.  Great for older kids, and grownups, too.  Made from durable stainless steel with pressure-fit lids.  This product is for you in case you’re looking to stop using so many disposable plastic sandwich baggies. These FDA-grade PEVA bags reduce waste and add a hit of color to packed lunches.   Because they're translucent you know exactly what’s inside, the durable locking seal is both airtight and watertight. This box system is quite roomy, good for kids and adults with hearty appetites.