Picking the right lunch box for a middle schooler is no easy task since characters are no longer a thing and need more food for school.
Below are our top picks for packing bento-style lunches, sandwiches, wraps, salads, dips, and sauces in simple containers that work!
What to Look For
Middle schoolers tend to want simpler, colorful containers -without characters- that are functional and sturdy.
Below, you’ll find lunch boxes I’ve tested over the years that check the boxes, fit enough food for growing appetite, and will last! I’ve included both plastic and stainless steel options.
The Best Middle School Lunch Boxes
These will hold your middle schooler’s lunch, which you’ll add inside a lunch bag, along with any snacks, dips, and possibly a drink too!
The top middle-schooler picks for different packing needs are:
Got older kids too? Try one of these lunch bags for teens!