Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School Giveaway!

* In the interest of full disclosure I was provided a Keeping Cool in School gift pack and a coupon for a free Yoplait product through Yoplait and My Blog Spark. I received no other compensation.*


Wow! It's that time already! Nicole starts back to school this coming Monday the 16th. We had her orientation yesterday, where we found out who her teacher will be. She didn't get the one she wanted but the one she got seems nice.

I always have a problem with what to put in Nicoles lunches for school. Very rarely does she want to eat school food and I really can't blame her there... but she is a pretty picky eater. One thing she does like is the Yoplait GoGurts. If she eats nothing else I pack for her, I can usually count on her at least eating the yogurt.

If you have never tried the Yoplait Gogurts , they are really good for school lunches. They can be eaten soft like regular yogurt, or as a frozen treat! It won't hurt to buy this and then put them in the freezer till you are ready to have a nice cool treat. They come in cool flavors that kids love too, such as Strawberry Splash and Chill-out Cherry.

So, when asked if I wanted to participate in this My Blog Spark giveaway I agreed! I received a coupon for a free Yoplait yogurt product, along with a Keeping Cool in School prize pack.

The prize pack includes an insulated lunch tote, a sandwich container, two pencils, a flexible calculator, a flower highlighter with 5 colors, a water bottle, and a fan pen ( which might come in handy here in the 100 degree Texas heat when she is going from class to class! lol).


Yoplait and My Blog Spark were nice enough to give me an extra prize pack to give away to one lucky reader! It will contain all of the above items, plus the coupon for a free Yoplait yogurt product.

1-The mandatory entry is to tell me how you handle school lunches. Do you let your kids pack their own? Do you pack them a nice nutritious lunch and hope they don't trade it? If so, what kinds of things do you pack? This might help some of us who are challenged with coming up with new ideas that our kids will eat.

The following are good for one entry each. ( Please leave a seperate comment for each! )

* Follow this blog
* Friends on Facebook

This contest will end at Midnight CST, Sunday , August 15.

Good luck and DON'T FORGET THE YOGURT!

25 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

with certian lunches the kids like at school they only ever carry lunch on the yuk days... they are old enough now (corys not in school and martha is a senior) that when they carry lunch they pack it themselves but they both always love frozen yogurt cause it woudl keep their lunch cool and be soft by the time they are ready to eat... they were turkey fans and PBJ or PBH fans..usually frozen grapes make it in their lunch and of course something sweet like a little debbie cake. :)

Ashley said...

I try to pack lunches the night before.

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Hot Chica in Me said...

Since I home school now, thankfully I don't have to worry about that anymore! However, for field trips, I like to pack easy on the go food. A tortilla is a wonderful invention! Use it to "hold" many nutrious things and you can make magic : )
There is also the good 'ol PBJ....

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Michelle said...

I pack the lunches - but the wee ones are only going into 1st and K right now. There are no trades in our school, so I know they'll eat it. They may not eat all of it, but they'll eat enough and it's varied enough that it works out. I pack lots of fruit, a veggie (frozen corn, frozen green beans, carrots, etc), a sandwich (PB&J or hummus or tuna or...) and something else - whatever I need to round out food groups.

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Nikki said...

I know what you mean about picky eaters, my daughter is one of the worst! We go to Sam's and I'll stock up on fairly nutritious things that she can pack in her lunch. Things like fruit snacks, Goldfish crackers, pretzel sticks, and her favorite-Granny Smith apples. Of course I always have lots of pb&j on hand for sandwiches, but then I have a bunch of little plastic tupperware type containers for her to pack her sides in and some Fresh Fruit to sprinkle on her apple slices so they don't brown. Oh and of course I get them either Gogurt or Danimals for their lunches for some calcium too. I let them pack their own lunches, but I make sure they pack a good variety of several things to make for a healthy and tasty lunch.

Christina said...

The kids go back to school on the 23rd. We pack lunches every morning. It's our routine. Daddy makes sandwiches and I pack snacks and drinks.

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Amanda said...

Most days my son gets the school lunch, but when he does bring it, I like to pack the pre-made Jello cups that have fruit in it. Those are nice for my son because he can get fruit with his lunch, but I don't have to worry about him spilling the juice everywhere like with the regular fruit cups.
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Julie said...

My 16 year old daughter takes her lunch to school just about every day.She packs it herself...:)

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