Today is National Pack Your Lunch Day ! A day set aside for you to pack your own lunch and take it with you to work, school, or just on a picnic with a friend. Packing your lunch has many benefits : It helps you make healthier meal choices, instead of stopping for fast food, plus by planning ahead, you can bring fruit, cottage cheese or vegetables. Do you own a lunch box from your childhood, and who was on it? Did you know that Mickey Mouse was the first licensed character to appear on a lunchbox.