It was a Goodbyn lunch day for my 8-year-old.
On the left side he has bear crackers, popcorn, and a cereal bar.
In the middle is ice water and baby carrots.
The large compartment on the right has 4 fruit kabobs, two with strawberries and two with grapes (a small segment of mini-ice packs are under them).
It occurred to me when I was cropping this photo to be uploaded that my son is pretty much a vegetarian at school. And actually, from the time he was very young, I always suspected that at some point he WOULD become a vegetarian. He has never cared for meat, not ever. However, as he's aged we've come across a couple meats that he does like: chicken, ground beef in spaghetti (as long as it is in tiny pieces), ground beef (heavily seasoned) in tacos or enchiladas, and pepperoni (if it's on pizza). That's it, and even then, he eats it in extreme moderation. And he's very temperature-picky when it comes to it. Everything needs to be warm. Which is a pity when it comes to the chicken, especially, because I think if he could get past his temperature issues, grilled chicken would be a nice addition to his lunches (we have discussed warming it in a thermos, but he's not interested). I still wouldn't be surprised if he eschews meat altogether in the future though, honestly.
What he lacks in the meat department he makes up for in the fruit aisle. This boy could eat his weight in fruit every day. ;-)