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When your children sit down for lunch in their school cafeterias, do they happily eat what they find inside their lunch box, or do they leave much of it woefully untouched? By making kids' lunches more appealing or fun, we hope to encourage them to eat the entirety of their bags and boxes -- gaining optimal nutrition and perhaps a few extra smiles.
When we asked some women on the street how they make their kids' lunches seem more special, their answers were varied -- cutting sandwiches into fun shapes; including a dip for all those veggies; arranging food groups into colorful compartments in a bento box and more.
Here at KitchenDaily, we have several ideas for making a lunch seem more unique, including changing up the packaging as often as what's inside. Click here for tips on repurposing office supplies as lunch box organizers, serving up sandwich bags with funny faces, and more. We also loved the idea of mixing in fun shapes, like letters and numbers, and including surprises like puzzles or a small toy.
Lastly, nothing makes as much of an impact as the written word. Women around the country wrote to us to tell us about the little notes and letters they slip into their children's lunches, reaffirming them with positive messages of encouragement and love in the middle of their days.