From Juice Box Cameras to Festive Bento Boxes

 - Jul 24, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
September will soon be rolling around the corner, and with the coming fall season, packed lunches will once again be part of your morning routine.

From competitive lunch box creations to pre-segmented meal portions, there is a lunch box innovation for all.

Implications - The recession forced many families and working individuals to cut budgets for dining out, opting instead for bagged lunches packed at home. To infuse fun and flavor into these prepacked meals, home cooks have turned into culinary artists and adopted food presentation techniques from Japan's bento boxes. Similarly, designers have created innovative food storage solutions that put an artistic, personalized twist on standard plastic containers and plain lunchboxes.