Bento boxes are Japanese boxes consisting of traditional food, often with dividers between the food (you might have seen them in a Japanese restaurant). In Japan they often refer to the lunches for children as obento (an affectionate term for bento). The tradition of packing fun, cute, lunches for children in Japan has migrated to Hawaii and more recently to the mainland US. I started packing bento lunches for my daughter in 2009.
In my cookbook I explain how to choose the right box, how to pack bento, and many more tips on making bento for kids.
Here are the bento lunches presented on my blog, click on the photo to view the post on each Bento: