Good Housekeeping Reviews Back-to-School Products and Supplies

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WATCH The Best Back-to-School Products

It's that time again, and kids – big ones or little ones – are heading back to school.

Carolyn Forte of the Good Housekeeping Institute appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning to talk about some of the institute's favorite products for your children, whether they're heading to kindergarten or college.

Click HERE to visit Good Housekeeping and see their full list of recommended products, along with their reviews.

Below you can find some of their top picks, by category:

Good Housekeeping's Picks

Lunch Boxes

A good lunch is key, and it's important to make sure your child's lunch includes an ice pack to perishables stay safe. Perishables can only stay unrefrigerated for about two hours before they become unsafe, so refrigerate drinks, and freeze sandwiches overnight. If that's too much trouble, click HERE for Good Housekeeping's list of healthy foods that don't need to be refrigerated.

Ore Originals Sugar-Booger Lunch Sack

Arctic Zone Kids Uno Bucket

Portable External Hard Drives

School nowadays means computers and space for schoolwork may compete with your child's audio and video files. Get them some more digital room.

SeaGate's FreeAgent GoFlex

ClickFree C2

Cirago's Portable Storage CST5500


The Good Housekeeping Institute tested 32 backpacks for durability, practicality and comfort. Before you buy any backpacks for your children, make sure it fits them correctly. You can tell if it's the right fit if the base of the pack rests comfortably against your child's lower back.

L.L. Bean Super Deluxe Book Pack

CalPak Sky Forest

L.L.Bean Apex Pack

Lands' End MultiTask

Tablet Computers

These cutting-edge items are taking the market by storm. Chances are, your child would love to walk into class and take notes on one of these. If you're thinking of getting one, the institute thinks these are a good bet.

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet

Apple's iPad

Laptop-Ready Messenger Bags

Protect your child's pricey laptop with a specially designed messenger bag that's practical and stylish.

L.L. Bean Apex

FlapJack Courier

Cupcake Carriers

The institute's picks for your kids' tasty treats!

The Bake, Take and Serve

The Bake N Take

Dorm Bedding

College dorm beds are usually extra-long twin size, to accommodate taller students. The institute tested 17 college dorm sheet sets to see which ones didn't pill, shrink, fade, rip or lose their softness.

PBteen's Twin XL sheets.

Alarm Clocks

Thirty-three clocks were put to the test. These combine form, function and versatility.

Sony Multi-Function Clock Radio for iPod

iHome Dual Dock Alarm Clock Radio

iLuv Vibe Plus

Memorex Dual Alarm Clock Radio

Thermal Coffee Mugs

If your older child dashes out with tea or coffee in a mug, you'll be interested in this list. More than 50 mugs were tested.

Thermos Sipp Insulated Tumbler

Chantal Livestrong

Oxo Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug

Contigo Extreme Mug

CLICK HERE to return to the "Good Morning America" website.