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July 31, 2017

Tampa Bay Parents Share Their Favorite School Lunch Containers

By Tampa Bay Parenting

On the Go Lunch—Summer Picnic and Back-to-School Perfect! 

We asked local parents to share their favorite lunch boxes and food containers to inspire you during your next shopping trip, whether it’s for back-to-school, work or even lunch on the go. 

Bentgo Box is a parents favorite for lunch boxes.

Julianne Hendrickson, Tampa Bay Parenting Life & Home contributor:  “I like the Bentgo boxes! They have divided spots that fit right into the pottery barn lunchboxes.”  Bentgo Kids lunch box: $27.99 bentgo.com 

Thermos-Funtainer is one of Grayson Kamm's favorite lunch boxes.Grayson Kamm, Tampa Bay Parenting June 2017 guest editor, Hillsborough County Public Schools: “We have lunch boxes from Pottery Barn Kids that are pretty solid. Our best pickup has been Thermos Funtainers for milk and water. Everything else seems to leak for us!”  

Pottery Barn Kids lunch box: $22.50-29.50 potterybarnkids.com, Thermos Funtainer 12 oz bottle: $15.29 amazon.com Thermos Funtainer Food Container 10 oz: $14.53 amazon.com  So-Young-Lunch-Box-Tampa-Bay-Parenting


 Sommer Stiles, Tampa Bay Parenting contributor“My all-time favorite are the ones made by Wildkin. My daughter’s first lunch box was their “Out of this world” design. I like them for their design, quality and affordability. Thinking inside the (lunch) box, I prefer stainless steel options such as Lunch Bots.” 

Wildkin lunch box: $17.99  wildkin.com, Lunch Bots: starting at $18.99 lunchbots.com Lunch-Bots-Lunch-Box

 Go-Green-Lunch Box

Marisa Langford, Tampa Bay Parenting Family Fun contributor and creator of TampaMama.com“Go Green Lunch Boxes! I have been using them for 8 years! Two pieces. And the canteen it comes with keeps everything cold. There are great colors to choose from and the white board inside is genius!” 

Go Green Lunch Box set: $34.99 gogreenlunchbox.com 


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Sheriss Crosskey, founder of Tampa Bay Mom’s Blog, Tampa Bay Parenting’s May cover model: “My favorite is the Yumbox bento box and resuable ice packs from Container Store!” 

Yumbox: $28.00 yumboxlunch.com, Container Store Ice Packs: $7.99 4/pk containerstore.com


So-Young-Lunch-Box-Tampa-Bay-ParentingJennifer Burby, Tampa Bay Parenting January 2017 guest editor and creator of the blog, TheChampagneSupernova.com“My favorite lunch boxes are from the SoYoung brand. They are soft, durable, easily washable, and you can monogram the back with the child’s initials or entire name.”

So Young Lunch Box (pictured): $30 us.soyoung.ca 

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