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There are so many options on the market that it can be difficult to narrow down, but consider what will help to simplify those hectic mornings when you’re getting everything together. A few key tips to keep in mind: Insulation must be good to keep food cold, it should be practical and easily hook onto the backpack (or in it) so your little one doesn’t lose it, and durable enough to last the entire school year—or longer!
Here are our favorite kids’ lunch boxes for every age from daycare to middle school:
Best lunch boxes for kids
A version of this story was published April 7, 2021. It has been updated.