The lunchbox has been a schoolyard staple ever since the heavy duty ‘lunch pails’ of the working man began being marketed to a smaller, stickier audience.
The basic idea hasn’t changed since then, but what’s inside couldn’t be more different.
Homemade sushi, lettuce cup sandwiches, green juices and ‘treat’ fruit now fill the esky-type devices held in the hands of Aussie kids. We decided to visit lunch over the past 30 years to see how much has changed.
Those attending school in the eighties would have been chuffed with two slices of bread adhered together with something sticky, a form of cheese that would never make it past today's food standards, a packet of chips and a vaguely fruity liquid.
The above image is a 'healthy' example of what made it to the lunch boxes or bags of thousands of eighties kids.