Back in the day, aluminum lunch pails or brown paper bags were the two main modes of lunch transportation for kiddos. Nowadays, the options are endless.
Some of the cooler lunch totes I have seen are those made by Built NY and designed by children's book illustrator Steven Savage. Dubbed BYO Munchlers, the pliable, insulated zoo creatures zip down to a placemat, which provides sanitary room for you tot's delectable delights. These critters are quite a deal at $10. Now you just have to decide between fierce tiger and smiley bunny.