I saved this tip for last because it is surprisingly important to kids and I want it to be the last thought I leave with you. Don’t underestimate the importance of your child’s lunchbox! Let your kids help you pick one out at the beginning of the year and make sure it’s something they are happy with. I’ve seen children go to some very imaginative lengths to “lose” their lunchbox just so they don’t have to be seen with it in the cafeteria. I mean, they are willing to go hungry all day instead of being seen with the darn box. YES! It’s that important. Don’t let money be an issue on this one. I’ve seen some lunchboxes at the dollar store with popular characters on them that kids would be more than happy to take with them to school. Target always also has some great kid-approved lunchboxes from which to choose.