I used to be the Cooking for Kids editor here, and there is a "School Lunch Ideas" thread over there. And, I agree with Raine--the sandwich site rocks (along with all the other food sites which I spend way too much time on, lol)...
When I was the Cooking for Kids editor, some of the Moms shared with me that when their kids got bored with school lunches, they turned it into a game/challenge. The mom, dad and children came up with at least five different lunchtime meals that they had not tried before. It could be having a leftovers from a delicious dinner for a school lunch a day or two later, or having a different type of bread or wrap for the sandwich, along with adding a new type of mustard (honey mustard, for example, instead of regular mustard).
Also, she began having her kids help prepare their own school lunches (in a fun way, not a "You don't like it-fine, you make it" way), and it also got them excited about the grocery store--they did a challenge to try one new fruit and one new vegetable each week. The key was that she let the kids pick it out themselves, which made them feel grown up. When they found ones that they enjoyed, she'd look for new recipes to incorporate those fruits and veggies into school lunches or snacks. She still relied on the basics of course, but this helped he so much during the "bored of school lunches" times.
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