Get Back to School Ready

What to look for when choosing your back to school lunch essentials?

Starting a new school year is a costly exercise. It has been reported that this year Austalian parents will spend around one billion dollars getting there kids ready to go back to school.

Look for products that are good quality, food safe, leak proof, practical and look good.

Also consider your child’s age particularly those in infant’s school (Kindergarten-Year 2). Ensure they can easily open their lunch, the drink bottle is age appropriate, and of course, let them choose from our huge range of back to school lunch gear – as they will be more likely to eat all their prepped food!

Did You Know…..

  • All Howards food containers are BPA Free
  • All Howards drink bottles are leakproof (We’ve tested them!!)
  • Howards stock the best brands and quality products to give you peace of mind and to provide you with the huge range to choose from.

Healthy Lunch, Safe Lunch

With the healthy eating revolution and strict guidelines in schools, meeting these expectations has become a little more difficult.

If food isn’t fridge fresh it can actually prove to be a very serious health issue. Remember, perishables, when kept out of the fridge remain safe to eat for an absolute maximum of two hours so an insulated lunch box or bag and having the right equipment to keep lunches safe throughout the hot Australian summer has never been more important.

Think Sushi, kids love this for lunch, it is easy to eat and good for you, but unless it is kept fridge cold until lunch time, it could make your kids sick.

Howards Favourites

Here are some tips for getting back to school ready and the Howards lunch essentials your kids will love!

The Sachi Lunch Bags are available in great new designs. There is a matching Stainless Steel Oasis Drink bottle to match!

With ample space to keep their snacks and lunch cold or warm, this Insulated Lunch Bag is made with quality materials that are food safe as well as PVC, Lead and Phthalate free. With a large inner full thermal and leak proof compartment, a mesh inner pocket for smaller snacks or napkins and utensils, as well as a zipped compartment on the outside for treats, it is ideal for storying a variety of mealtime options.

Other fantastic features include an easy hold handle, an adjustable and removable over the shoulder strap as well as a large zip around closure.

Coordinate your kids lunch with the Oasis Insulated Stainless Steel Drink Bottle 350ml

Tip: For best results, pack with an ice pack.


Packit, have a great range of lunch bags/backpacks that have built in gel packs that you just pop in the freezer. These bags are waterproof, and will keep your food chilled for up to 10 hours!

Fridge to Go Insulated Lunch Bag

Why is Fridge To Go so good?

  • Includes removable chilling panel
  • Ideal for every day use
  • Great for your complete lunch
  • Fully collapsible to flat
  • Easy-tote handle
  • Hook and loop sealed storage pocket
  • BPA-free, lead and PVC-safe
  • Wipe clean with soap & water
  • Keeps fridge cold for up to 8 hours
  • Panel contains purified salt water
  • Replacable Ice panels available
  • Durable ‘TempGuard’ Fabric
  • The Fridge to go is available in a range of sizes and colours.

Thermos. It’s a household name and has been for years. Since their inception in 1904 the leading manufacturer has trailblazed with innovation within the food and beverage container arena. Their constant new product development has ensured that Thermos has remained a leader for quality products for over a century!

Thermos Vacuum Insulation Technology

So what is it about their vacuum insulation technology that outperforms other insulated food and beverage containers? The Thermos team has designed this technology to ensure that whatever you put in your vacuum insulation thermos will stay hot or cold. Before the vacuum insulation process is applied, containers will let in the heat or cold; then by creating an airless space between two walls Thermos virtually eliminate the convection process and temperature change within the product. Basically that ensures that the contents of your Thermos container maintains it’s temperature regardless of what elements surround the product. Engineered utilising refined design, ergonomic functionality and premium materials genuine Thermos brand vacuum insulated products are developed and tested for optimised performance – hot or cold, they’re made to last.

From double wall drink bottles, insulated flasks, ice packs to cooler bags, Thermos will have you lunch ready no matter what the season.

Thermos Funtainers

From camping to picnics, lunch boxes to road trips, the FUNtainer 290ml Vacuum seal Insulated Food Jar  will keep your children’s food fresh and delicious. With a double wall vacuum insulation for maximum temperature retention (hot or cold), this BPA free jar will keep food hot for up to 5 hours and cold for up to 7 hours. Complete with an unbreakable stainless steel interior/exterior and an extra wide mouth that is easy to fill, serve from and clean.

The Thermos Stainless Steel 355ml Insulated Drink Bottle features a hygienic push button lid with pop-up silicone straw that’s easy to open, this kid-proof design is made with an unbreakable stainless steel interior and exterior to withstand daily wear and tear. With a flip-up carrying loop, this bottle will stay cold for up to 12 hours exterior that stays free from condensation.

Designs may vary from store to store. These new designs are now available in-stores.

Available in a range of fun designs to keep kids happy! These also have a non-slip scratch resistant base and a 5 year warranty. Light, compact, portable and dishwasher safe. Replacement straws are also available.

Leak Proof Drink Bottles

There is nothing worse than your kids coming home with a soggy bag because their drink bottle has leaked.

All Howards drink bottles are leak proof, so you have that peace of mind.

Eco Friendly Lunches

These days we are more conscious of minimising rubbish, and being more eco friendly.

So with that in mind, here are some ideas that are great for the environment and the hip pocket!

Full Circle Ziptuck Reusable Bags

Ziptuck Bags are an easy, rubbish free way to pack school snacks and lunches!

The sustainable alternative to disposable plastic snack and sandwich bags, pack your kiddies crunch and sip or organise bits and bobs around the home.

Features gusseted  botton so the bags are free-standing. Leakproof, durable and incredibly easy to use. Simply fill, seal, use then wash and reuse!

  • Leak-proof and air-tight
  • Reliable lock seal
  • Easy to use for young children
  • Reusable and sustainable
  • Perfect for kids snacks
  • Rounded internal corners for easy cleaning
  • Label and wipe clean with dry erase marker
  • Can stand upright for easy storage
  • Dishwasher safe

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Accurate as of December 2020. Updated February 2021.