Back To School Lunch Box Ideas & Foods For All Ages

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Manic:  Back to school season.  The lazy carefree days of summer have come to a halt for the kids and they need good solid fuel at lunchtime to help them get refocused and back into it now and all year long.

Managed:  Did some brainstorming and reflected back on the years, since I now have a high school senior and an 8th grader.  Here are some cool lunchboxes that are fun and functional to know about and some food ideas to fill that lunch bag up with that both the kids and the parents can agree on.  Take a look…

Part 2 of segment….and don’t use the pointy toothpicks I showed…buy the cake pop sticks that don’t have pointy ends just to be extra safe!

And to see my entire column, check it on the KTVK “Your Life A to Z” show hotline page that you can find here.


  1. The strawberry halves scooped out a bit with dark chocolate put inside then frozen?! Ingenius idea! Fruit shish kabobs and a dolphin. OMG!! This is why I love you Manic Managed Mom. Thanks for this!

    • says:

      Thanks Amy! I am so glad you like these ideas! Happy New School Year to you and to your cute boy!