If you’re looking for some variety and sure nutritional value, this cookbook just might fit the bill: Brain Food for Kids: Over 100 recipes to boost your child’s intelligence by Nicola Graimes. The book explains–and the recipes make use of–much nutritional analysis and research, but I don’t think the claim in the subtitle has exactly been tested. Still, I picked it up for fresh inspiration for another year of packing lunches. I really like the fold-out back cover with its sample weekly menu plan. Other nice sections include ideas for packable lunches, choosing convenient packaged foods, picnic and party recipes and healthful indulgences for a sweet-tooth.