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5 Day Lunch Ideas for Elementary School Kids

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If you pack your kids’ lunches for school or if you would like to, here are some ideas for a weeks worth of lunches.

Day 1: Ham and cheese roll-ups, grapes, lettuce with cheese and preferred dressing, and a handful of crackers.

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Day 2: Pizza Quesadilla, Apple, Carrots

Day 3: Homemade Pizza Lunchable, Ham cubes, Banana, Bell Pepper Slices

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Day 4: Lunch Box Fun-Due, Apple

Day 5: Cauliflower Popcorn and Fruit with Bread and Butter or Peanut Butter and Jelly

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5 Day Lunch Ideas for Elementary School Kids

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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Gilmore, H. (2017). 5 Day Lunch Ideas for Elementary School Kids. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from


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