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Food Movers Rubbish Free Lunch Box Containers for Kids

Updated on September 25, 2012

Food Mover Lunch Box

Food Mover Lunch Box with a red neoprene cool skin by Smash
Food Mover Lunch Box with a red neoprene cool skin by Smash | Source

Cost of the Food Mover Lunch Box by Smash

Lunch box: $9-$12

Colored Cool Neoprene Skin: $9-$12

I went to OfficeMax to get our last couple school supplies and stumbled upon a totally cool looking lunch box. Food Movers are rubbish and BPA free lunch boxes created by Smash.

I purchased both the lunch box as well as the neoprene skin which serves as the cover and helps keep the lunch fresh. All the compartments of the lunch box will store the necessary foods for my kids and I will not need to use sandwich bags or random tupperware that my kids end up throwing out.

What I love most is that my kids have fun packing their lunches and I know that I am not being wasteful.

Three Compartment of the Food Mover Lunch Box

Each of the three compartment of the Food Mover lunch box has an easy to open latch
Each of the three compartment of the Food Mover lunch box has an easy to open latch | Source

How Does the Food Movers Lunch Box Work?

The Food Mover lunch box has 3 compartments, each with an easy to open latch. The left side compartment comes with two containers. The middle compartment holds a sandwich with a protector so it does not get smashed. The right compartment has a removable divider.

There Are Endless Ways to Pack Our Lunch Boxes

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My son likes to pack apples, pudding, string cheese, sandwich and a milkMy other son prefers to add carrots and some crackers to their lunches
My son likes to pack apples, pudding, string cheese, sandwich and a milk
My son likes to pack apples, pudding, string cheese, sandwich and a milk | Source
My other son prefers to add carrots and some crackers to their lunches
My other son prefers to add carrots and some crackers to their lunches | Source

How Do We Pack Our Kids' Lunches in the Food Movers Lunchbox?

My oldest set of twins are in second grade and we have chosen that our children pack healthy lunches to take to school. They can easily pack their own lunches using this lunchbox and here are their top ways to pack the lunch box.

How Twin A packs the Food Mover lunch box:

Left compartment: Pack the orange container for four apples, remove the green container and replace it with a pudding.

Middle compartment: Pack a sandwich, place the guard on top the sandwich so it is not smashed and then place a piece of string cheese, a spoon and a piece of candy.

Right compartment: Pack a shelf stable milk.

How Twin B packs the Food Mover lunch box:

Left compartment: Use the orange container for four apples and use the green container for three carrots.

Middle compartment: Pack a sandwich, place the guard on top the sandwich so it is not smashed and then place a piece of string cheese on top.

Right compartment: Place the divider back in the right compartment. Put one piece of candy on one side of the divider and eight crackers on the other.

The food combination options are endless.

Where are Food Movers Currently Sold?

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Can You Find Food Mover Products in the United States?

I live in Ohio and found our lunch boxes during a back to school promotion at OfficeMax. However, I have had a resounding number of people ask, “Where can I get one?” Our OfficeMax is out of stock and they said that they only carried the products as a back to school promotion.

I figured I would just look online and find more. I found it was not going to be that simple. Food mover products are sold by Smash, an Australian company, and they do not ship to the USA yet.

How will my American friends get their lunch boxes?

The company assured me that they are working on getting their foothold in American stores. They suggested we check the following stores:

Office Max: Some Office Max locations might still have leftovers from the back to school promotion.

HEB in Texas: HEB locations stock the three piece pack of Rubbish Free Lunch Box, skin and bottle.

Office Depot: Office Depot will be stocking a couple of the products for the foreseeable future. They are due to receive their shipment by Thanksgiving 2012.

Walgreens: Walgreen has the highest number of stores carrying products but will only carry the meal box and the sandwich box.

Food Movers is hoping that the interest generated by the customers, such as me, will be enough that the retailers can see the advantage in stocking the products and enable them to get a permanent presence on American shelves.

We Hope to See More Food Movers Soon!

I will continue to keep my eye out for Food Mover lunch boxes at a local, US level.

If you happen to find them near you, please let me know!

In the meantime, my kids enjoy their Food Mover lunch boxes because they have a very cool design and I feel good about not adding trash (or rubbish) to the bins at school.

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      You might even be lucky enough to get these in Scotland! I am still hoping they hit more shelves here. Thanks, Jimmy!

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      James Paterson 4 years ago from Scotland

      This looks perfect for my children's school lunches, I don't know how often they have came home without eating because their yoghurt or juice has spilled over their lunch.....jimmy

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks again, Kashmir. My sons enjoy it and my kindergartners are looking forward to carrying theirs next year!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi twinstimes2, great hub and this lunch box is a great and useful idea, look really cool and can carry a lot of good food in it . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      We will have some things come back uneaten, but not squashed. I like that the neoprene skins have solid colors instead of something too trendy (like a character) so they kids will hopefully carry them for many years. Thanks for reading, Janis.

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      Janis Goad 4 years ago

      This is so practical and neat. We don't carry school lunches anymore, but this is perfect for people who do.

      I used little containers and a refillable bag, but food always got squashed, and came back from school uneaten.

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      Nothing is worse than a smashed sandwich or crackers that have turned to dust. Thanks for reading, Natasha!

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      This looks pretty nifty! I always hated when my apple rolled over and squished my sandwich, but this lunch box has that problem solved.

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      I like that they aren't too cute so I think they will last for years. We pack lunches the night before and stick them in the fridge with the neoprene skin on. It is supposed to keep the cool in, but we don't have an additional cold pack...and you are right, ours were never sent with cold packs either. :)

      If you find these in stores near you, I will love to know!

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      LauraGSpeaks 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      These look great, especially for younger kids. I wonder if it would get the approval of my thirteen year old son??? He just wants to carry a brown bag, but that won't keep his lunch cold. Hmm, come to think of it, I do not remember my sandwiches being sent to school with a cold pack.

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      Karen Lackey 4 years ago from Ohio

      Jellygator, the company states that The Meal Box and Food Box are perfect for salads and pastas or to heat up last night’s leftovers. Sounds like it could be a good fit for your husband! I will keep you updated if I find them in more stores. Thanks for reading.

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      jellygator 4 years ago from USA

      I would love to find something like this to accommodate my husband's lunches. Can the center portion be used for adult sized portions of things like stroganoff, steak and potatoes, etc.? Also, is it microwaveable?

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