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Best BPA-Free Insulated Food Containers for Kids

08.09.12 Best BPA-Free Insulated Food Containers for Kids

With the start of a new school year ahead, the thought of lunch gear has probably crossed your mind. And if you routinely pack lunches for your kid, you may even be thinking about what to pack. We hear from a lot of parents that keeping a rotation of lunch options makes lunchtime a bit more special for their kids. Sometimes having a break from the usual sandwich is a real perk--like leftover pasta or a rice dish. Even cut up fruit salad tastes better when kept cool throughout the day!

At MightyNest, we have a selection of safe and durable insulated food containers that are easy for kids to use and easy for parents to clean. All of these containers are made of 18/8 stainless steel which means that they will not rust like other models that are made with lower grade stainless steel. And most importantly, they are also BPA, PVC, Phthalate and Lead Free.

They do differ slightly in their size and shape and of course, by their colors. Here's a rundown to help select which container is best suited to your needs.

Lunchbots Thermal is the largest size of this selection. Both the lid and container have marker dots to align so that you can avoid over-tightening. We recommend this container for kids aged 6 years and up. It holds 16 ounces and is leakproof and dishwasher safe.

Thermos makes double-walled, vacuum insulated food jars in the following colors and styles. The Thermos Foogo holds 10 ounces and will keep foods cold for 7 hours and warm for 5 hours. These are leakproof, dishwasher safe and unbreakable! The rubber grip on the base and lid make this container very easy for younger kids to use.

Available in the various styles: Poppy Patch Foogo, Tripoli Foogo and Blue Foogo or Pink Foogo jars.

Kids Konserve has made the following leakproof and insulated food containers. These fit perfectly in most lunchboxes and will hold 12 oz. of food, making it a great choice for leftover pasta or even hot cocoa! It's recommended that this stainless steel thermos is hand washed for proper care. Available in green, ocean blue and sky blue.

What foods are you planning to pack in your child's lunchbox this year?

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