My son is about to begin prep next year, so I am starting to think about school lunches. Personally I don't want to make those fancy filled lunch boxes (star shaped cheese, heart shaped apple pieces). For me, food is all about nutrition and energy. I don’t want to associate food with emotion, I want to avoid making it look too fun, exciting etc. This is how eating disorders can be created (associating food with making us happy, eating to make us happy etc). Obviously I want the food to look yummy and appealing!!If food needs to look creative and exciting for a primary school student, what's going to happen once they reach secondary school? What type of food is going to make them happy and excited? I think fancy food should be kept for special events like birthday parties. A sandwich should look like a sandwich, a piece of cheese should look like a piece of cheese and fruit like a piece of fruit. My son can get his joy and happiness out of learning, play and being with his friends. **Now if you like to make fancy lunch boxes with star shaped cheese and apple shaped hearts, that is ok if you and child are happy with that!*** So can we please share some basic, nutritious lunch box ideas? I am thinking of some things like: *Morning tea (they call this brain food) in class, 10am:Fruit salad – Chopped up seasonal fruit, EG: Kiwi and strawberries, Watermelon and strawberries or Banana and Pear. *Recess: Air popped popcorn and a piece of fruit, E.g: Apple. OR Tub of yogurt and a piece of fruit.*Lunch: Wholemeal Sandwich with butter, cheese and vegemite or Vegemite and cheese scrolls. My son isn’t a lettuce and tomato eater, yet!I need more sandwich / scroll ideas!*Special treat once per week: Packet of Rice wheels, Monster sticks or LCM bar.*Special lunch order, once per week or fortnight.