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What's in Your Lunchbox?

Eating healthy helps set the stage for healthy learning. When students are provided with healthy snacks, a nutritious lunch, and stay hydrated throughout the day they are better equipped for physical activity; and–most important for school–their brains are supplied with fuel for the academic day. (Learn more at Feeding the Brain for Academic Success: How Nutrition and Hydration Boost Learning).

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY expects that all students will eat a nutritious lunch each day. Students have two (2) lunch options: bringing lunch from home and/or signing up with the school’s caterers.

For all lunches and snacks brought from home, the school asks not to include the following items: candy, soda pop, energy drinks, and other foods or drinks with high sugar/low food value. Involve your student in grocery shopping, preparing meals, and packing lunches as his/her age allows. Feel free to reference the following sites for guidelines and ideas for packing a healthy lunch:

Grades K-5 students eat lunch in their classrooms, while Grades 6-12 students have lunch periods and may eat lunch in the multi-purpose room, at tables on the lanai, or at the designated club or society meetings. Seniors may use their senior privilege to eat off campus if desired. (See the IPA Parent-Student Handbook for more information.)

Lunch Program Quick Links

Catered Lunch Options

We are offering two catered lunch options for the 2023-2024 school year – My Hot Lunchbox and The Happy Bento. The catered lunch programs are available for students in Grades K-12, as well as IPA faculty and staff.


We are excited to partner with My Hot Lunchbox as our lunch provider. Enjoy ordering lunch from a wide variety of options provided by your student’s favorite local restaurants, including Panda Express, Jersey Mike’s, and Raising Cane’s.

Click below to view and download pdfs with information about the program and how to register.


How It Works

How to Register


To begin ordering lunches, click the link below and follow the instructions on the registration letter above to create your free account.

Just a reminder ordering cuts off at 12:00 PM the day before the delivery.

If you have any questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at (888) 894-8295 or email [email protected].

Follow My Hot Lunchbox on social media @myhotlunchbox for promotions and reminders all year long!


The Happy Bento provides healthy school lunches for IPA students, faculty, and staff. All meals are nutritionist-designed and chef-prepared fresh each morning. All meat is lean with fat trimmed. All chicken is hormone-free, skinless & boneless. All produce is fresh, local and organic whenever possible (our kids prefer canned corn so that’s one exception). Sanitation protocols are strictly enforced; all staff is ServSafe Certified.

Just a reminder orders must be submitted two days before the
end of the month for the following month.

For August orders must be submitted by August 11.

If you have any questions, please contact The Happy Bento at (808) 847-2523 or email [email protected].

Please note that vendors do not provide SACK LUNCHES for learning trip days. At the end of the learning trip day, your child has the option to take their catered lunch home.