I received a comment yesterday about school lunches that I think is worth repeating here. Sending your child to school with a packed lunch will give you much greater control over his or her diet. It probably comes as no surprise that, across the board, our school lunches are not good. I had suggested using lettuce leaves instead of bread (I use the large Romaine lettuce leaves). Indeed, that would be messy in a school lunch. I’ve also used slices of cheese outside the deli meat without condiment added. Finally, I would check out Eat Like a Dinosaur by The Paleo Parents. I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK. There are some recipes with small amounts of sugar and dairy, but if you used this with your kids on a daily basis, they would be much healthier. I’ve been showing it to about every parent that will let me. Anyway, there is a wonderful chapter in the book on how to pack school lunches. They basically use a compartmentalized lunch box that would serve as it’s own “lunch tray”. Something like the Bento Laptop Lunch Box or the Goodbyn. I love the idea so much that I want to start using it with my own kids.