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Are you ready for National Sandwich Month?

Close up of grilled club sandwich triangles held together with skewers.

Surprise! August is National Sandwich Month! According to, the Wheat Flour Institute established August as National Sandwich Month in 1952. I think August is an appropriate month for this celebration since kids will be heading back to school soon and packing lunches will once again become a daily chore.

Sandwiches have long been a staple in school lunch boxes. One of the reasons they have been found in school lunch boxes for decades is that they are a quick and easy main course to put in the boxes. Even the kids can make a sandwich.

What type of sandwich is the favorite with children ages 4-15? Did you guess Peanut Butter & Jelly? If so, kudos to you! You are correct. Just be sure you leave that banana off the sandwich because today’s kids haven’t even heard of Elvis and don’t think bananas belong on PB & J’s. So, leave it off – thank you, thank you very much.

What is the least favorite? Tuna Fish, yep, tuna fish. I must agree with the kiddos on this one. Who wants to open a lunch box and smell that tuna fish? Ugh. Leave the tuna fish sandwiches out of the lunch boxes and save it for a dinner option on a hot August day.

Now, these all-important sandwich preferences of kids were found on and you can click on that link to check out what other things kids prefer on their sandwiches and in their lunch boxes.

As for help building those perfect lunch boxes, check out the following items from our catalog:

Prep-Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches: 75 No-Fuss Recipes to Save You Time and Money
By Alea Milham
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Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love
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Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go: The Solution to Gluten-Free Eating All Day Long With Delicious, Easy, and Portable Primal Meals
By Diana Rodgers
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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches: Recipes, History, and Trivia for Everything Between Sliced Bread
By Susan Russo
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‘Witchcraft: Craft a Sandwich Into a Meal—and a Meal Into a Sandwich
By Tom Colicchio
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The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook: Recipes From the World’s Nuttiest Sandwich Shop
By Lee Zalben
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For kids and teens:

Sandwiches & Snacks
By Susannah Blake
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Make Me a Peanut Butter Sandwich (and a Glass of Milk)
By Ken Robbins
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