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Tips from Pottery Barn Kids > Build a Better Lunch Box!

With back-to-school just around the corner,Pottery Barn Kids has some help to mix up the normal lunch routine – with these fun and simple tips this is the last time you’ll hear “PB&J again?”

Below are five secrets to a successful lunch box fromKate McMillan, mother, chef and author of popular book The Lunch Box,with your readers to make this school year a little more nutritious and fun!

  1. Veg Out – the lunch box is a great place for veggies, so get creativeand use frilly toothpicks with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, or make tuna wraps with crisp lettuce leaves – any kid will love eating this healthy lunch!
  2. Grain Up – sandwiches can be made much more fun if you cut them into shapes – try using Pottery Barn Kids Animal Lunch Punch Cookie Cutters –and remember whole grain bread is best because it packs a nutritional punch!
  3. All Hands On Deck – let little ones get involved in the preparation process and watch their eyes light up at lunchtime! They can spread almond butter on a rice cake, or pack their sandwiches into Pottery Barn Kids Lunchskins – they’ll be so excited by the time lunchtime swings around!
  4. Share the Love – a note from mom and dad in the lunchbox will have little mouths grinning from ear to ear. Pottery Barn Kids LunchBox Love Notes are pocket-sized cards with fun trivia facts on one side and a positive message on the other – perfect to add some extra love to the lunchbox.
  5. Brown Paper Packages tied up with String – we all eat with our eyes, and the first thing little ones see in their lunchbox is presentation. Pottery Barn Kids Spencer Food Storage,Spencer Utensil Cases and Stainless Nesting Trio are all fun brightly colored containers sure to liven up lunchtime!

Pottery Barn Kids also offers a wide selection of lunch boxes, perfect for any little scholar. From the Dot and Owl Planet Lunch Boxes and Mackenzie Blue Shark Lunch Bag, to the Lion Preschool Lunch Bag, there’s something for everyone.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. I love these tips! Can you believe I’m excited to pack three lunches every day? I’m sure I won’t feel like this two months from now, but still 🙂

  2. I know that these are from Pottery Barn Kids, but I think that my whole family would love using the Stainless Nesting Trio!

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