I have created a weekly lunch box plan. Each week, my two girls will complete the plan with what they want to eat. In the Comments column, they must make note of any excursions etc so that I will know how to pack. The older girl has a tuckshop at school, so she will need to let me know if she's buying lunch for the day. Hopefully this approach will help them to play an active part in their lunches. I will still have finally say when I review their plan e.g. must have a piece of fruit every day and not too much junk food.
I have fussy eaters, one who likes sandwiches and the other doesn't. Makes my mornings difficult and hence, I have to be organised. A tip I learnt from other Mums is to have as much packed and ready the night before, that is, wash and fill drink bottles, pack snacks and fruits (if needed, cut them up and put them in the fridge).
Let's see how we go with this plan in Term 1.
What do you pack for your children's lunch boxes? Are they fussy eaters too or happy to eat what's packed?