* Don't forget to pack leftovers for lunch. Set your Laptop Lunch containers on the counter during dinner cleanup, and fill them up as you go.
* Get your kids to help take care of their lunchboxes. Children can help wash or rinse their lunch containers when they get home from school. It takes only a few minutes, it reduces your workload, and it teaches them to take responsibility for themselves.
* Encourage your children to help in the kitchen. Choose manageable developmentally appropriate lunchmaking tasks for each child. Even a young child can help make a sandwich, fill a reusable drink bottle, or place finger foods into their Laptop Lunch container.
* Pack lunches the night before and keep them in the refrigerator overnight. You'll have one less thing to think about during the morning rush.