Snack Idea for School Lunch: Dan-o-Nino Cups {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on September 19, 2011 · 476 comments

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Baby girl started Kindergarten last month and something that’s new to our daily lives is the fact that I now pack a lunch for her each day. Prior to that, when she attended preschool, lunch was provided for her and was included in the cost of care. Since she started Kindergarten at a public school, we’ve decided to pack a lunch for her as much as possible in order to a) avoid the cost of buying a school lunch and b) control and know what she eats.

Her lunches consist of a main entree, a snack, and a drink. Up until now, the snack has primarily been apple sauce, carrots with ranch sauce, or goldfish crackers. After trying Dan-o-nino cups, I now have a new snack to add to her choices for school lunch. She already enjoys yogurt, so this will be an easy addition. The good thing is they come in flavors she loves like strawberry, strawberry banana, and raspberry, to name a few. Plus, I can freeze them to give her some variety!

Dan-o-nino Cups

Something I’ve always liked about feeding her yogurt is that I know she’s getting some protein and extra calcium. According to Dan-o-nino’s site, their cups have twice the calcium as other kids’ yogurts. Additionally, the product information I received states they have no artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup, which I know is important to many parents.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabyCenter in conjunction with the BabyCenter Blog Network. All prizes and compensation are provided by BabyCenter and Dan-o-nino.

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1 Perla Viveros September 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Mi tip para empacarles comida saludable a los ninos seria que sea algo practico para ellos, que les guste y a la vez los nutra, como los yogurts, fruta, etc. ceci2183@yahoo.com.mx

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6 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

My kids like sliced fruit or even canned fruit (like peaches or fruit cocktail)
Also, sliced cheese, yogart, raisens are always hits too.
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11 Amanda S September 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

i always include a yogurt or fruit when packing school lunches. thank you!

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16 Amy Dalton September 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm

My daughter loves Dan-o-nino Cups! I like to pack cherry tomatoes and cut up cucumbers in her lunch. Thanks for the opportunity.

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21 Kiara September 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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22 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I always include fresh fruit.

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My tip is to pack at least one fruit and one veggie.  My sons like apples and baby carrots the best.

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30 Maureen September 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I freeze grapes and then put them into a cool section with a freezer pack. The grapes are a sweet treat that are healthy for you.

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31 Jill L September 19, 2011 at 9:29 pm

My kids are so simple.  They want fresh fruit, cheese, yogurt and some wheat thins.  They don’t like to buy (which is good) and they don’t want any lunch meat.

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36 steph September 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

use tupperware to be green, and put fruit smoothies in with an ice pack to add extra fruit to the lunch!

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40 Tracie Trump September 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I love to pack leftovers from dinner and add some fresh fruit for a healthy lunch! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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44 Janice September 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Always, always include fruit. Either fresh fruit like a banana, orange, apple, grapes or canned fruit.

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48 Kelly September 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I try to make sure to include foods from as many groups as possible when packing lunches.

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51 Eddiem11 September 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I include an apple or banana. something easy to eat.

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55 Stephanie V. September 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

We teach our kids to “eat like a rainbow”.  Chips are sweet potato, fruit, carrots, veggies with ranch, yogurt
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56 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I pack fresh fruits for dessert!

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61 Elena September 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I like to give my son fruit salad and yogurt for his school lunches

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66 Vmkids3 September 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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67 Mary Elderton September 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I like to make it the child’s choice.  For example, yellow cheese or white?  Apple or banana?  Almonds or pecans? Carrots or snow peas?  Hummus or lime dressing (for dipping?) They are all healthy choices, but the child feels a bit more in control.

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68 Victoria Russell September 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Our lunches are the healthiest when we pack them the night before! That way we can ensure nothing too sweet gets thrown in at the last minute!

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70 jose benavides September 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

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71 Katherine September 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

I try to put a fruit in every lunch.

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78 Theresa Jenkins September 20, 2011 at 2:32 am

my grandson can only eat a sandwich and drink in the allotted time…so we do peanutbutter with sliced apples and 1% choco milk

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81 Dwndrgn September 20, 2011 at 6:02 am

Make it fun, pretzel sticks with peanut butter to dip them in.

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82 sweepmom September 20, 2011 at 7:14 am

I pack things like string cheese.  It is easy to pack, healthy and my son loves it.

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83 Guest September 20, 2011 at 7:15 am

Make healthy fun – cut sandwiches in cool shapes

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84 debp September 20, 2011 at 7:18 am

I always let my son choose between two different healthy choices for his lunches.
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85 Cynthia Conley September 20, 2011 at 7:28 am

I liked to pack cut veggies with hummus dip for my kids.

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87 Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 7:30 am

We always pack a fruit and veggie, the lunch monitors at school do not allow snack eating until kids try both.

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95 Holly B September 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

Always pack an apple instead of sugar filled snack bars, great way to save calories!

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104 Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 10:32 am

i like to pack yogurt too – my tip is to freeze a tube of gogurt, then place in the lunchbag in the morning.  by the time lunch rolls around, it’s still nice and cold but no longer frozen like if you were to freeze a cup

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105 Sassy September 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

My daughter likes fruit but doesn’t like biting into apples, so I slice up her apples and she LOVES them.  I also include cut up celery with peanut butter to dunk it in. 

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109 Katherine Persons September 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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112 Cindy September 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

My kids liked apple slices that they could dip in a small cup of peanut butter or veggies to dip in a small cup of yogurt.

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I always pack fruit, they love it!

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117 Sksweeps September 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I use the small glad cups and send fresh fruit and veggies and dip and such – avoid the sugars and ‘stuff’ in the expensive pre-packed cups!

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118 Monique Rizzo September 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I take my daughter and let her pick veggies, and fruits she likes at the store. Since she participated in picking them out she is much more likely to eat them at school!
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119 Denise B. September 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

We homeschool.  So, I make lunch at home everyday.  We pretty much have whatever everyone wants to eat.  As long as our children are active and burning it off, I know they’re healthy just like when I was a child.

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120 Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Fruit, either fresh or dried is good to include in a packed lunch, along with some homemade granola.

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121 ELYSESW September 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I always attach a special sweet note to the fruit in the kids lunch.  That way i know they have to at least touch it. 🙂

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122 Nicole September 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I always try to pack some healthy options like pita chips/hummus or fruit cups.

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123 Sjc9991 September 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm

anything with dip-clery and peanut butter, carrots and ranch dressing, apples w/caramel, etc

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129 Jimmy September 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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130 Kdkdcats September 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I buy organic fruit and yogurt for my boys lunch boxes – always a treat and super healthy

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131 Jenalber September 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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Find *something* healthy they like & make sure to include it as often as possible: like an apple & peanut butter, or something.

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136 Min K September 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

included several individual packs of fruit

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141 chris September 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

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142 Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm

For a healthier lunch we pack some Kashi cereal – sometimes their breakfast bars.
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147 Susan S. September 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm

A healthy school lunch should have at least 1 item from each food group.  Try not to pack soda pop, it is just a waste of calories.
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151 Anastasia September 21, 2011 at 2:08 am

A little variety.  That way, if they don’t want to eat the apple, they have fruit snacks to fill in 😀 

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Healthy school lunch tip: Make your own fruit leather! Just dry a thinn layer of applesauce on a nonstick cookie sheet in the oven at 150 degrees, or use a food dehydrator- MUCH better for your kids then those chemical filled fruit roll ups.

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159 Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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My boys always like vegetable like celery with peanut butter, or things like cheese and crackers

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167 berwyn100 September 22, 2011 at 3:48 am

My tip for packing a healthy school is to be sure the little ones like the food or they will not eat it!

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168 nanjhall September 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

Dried fruits are a hit in this house and easy to keep on hand and pack.

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172 Cjbstar September 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

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176 Brittney Puckett September 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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I put raisins in the lunch.

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180 Susan C September 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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183 kelley wood September 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I pack carrots and ranch for a healthy snack 🙂

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185 Zelma September 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Lil man started Kindergarten as well!! He eats lunch at the school cafeteria, but I pack his snacks. I always make sure he has at least 1 fruit or vegetable (apple sauce, fruit cups, carrots, etc.) and then he can pick the second snack, which is usually some kind of cracker or cookie. No potato chips here!!!

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189 Wade Iuele September 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Cherry tomatoes are a big hit; good for you and fun to eat (and throw!),

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190 Lorri S September 23, 2011 at 4:44 am

Always include some kind of veggies!

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194 Doc Holliday September 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Personally, I am partial to celery and baby carrots. Filling with no sugar…

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209 Nadine L September 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

I put fresh fruit and to keep it cool and fresh, I add a bottle of frozen water in a ziploc bag  to the lunch box, It keeps everything cold while at the same time defrosting so it’s cold and ready for lunch time.

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214 Michelle S September 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I make sure to find an organic “sweet” food to pack.

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221 Jaclyn Reynolds September 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Sliced fruit and some mixed nuts make a yummy snack.  Also sandwiches on whole wheat bread.

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222 Emmy Coffee September 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

It’s all about balance.  I don’t mind packing cookies if there is also fruit, vegetables, and a whole grain sandwich.

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223 Volunteercjt September 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I add a little yogurt in there to make the lunch healthy.

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224 sweepstakeswin84 September 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

I take the kids to the farmers market and have them pick out what they like and then throw the fresh fruits and veggies into a school lunch, its perfect!

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225 Marcia Goss September 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

My granddaughter loves yogurt in her lunch. We also try to include a fruit or veggie, some protein (her favorite is a peanut butter sandwich), and juice.

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229 Eclairre September 25, 2011 at 8:27 am

Pack a variety of small goods so they’ll eat at least one thing (e.g. pb&j sandwich, apple slices,  granola bar)

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230 Ashley September 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I try to give my son a variety of veggies and cut up fruit and of course yogurt. 
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234 Donna L September 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Pack lunch boxes with lots of fruit, veggies, raisins and yogurts.

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236 Donna L September 25, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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238 Anonymous September 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Give your kids some healthy choices and let them decide what they’d like in their lunchbox.  One of mine wanted crackers and cheese regularly, another loved peanut butter and jelly and one usually wanted leftovers from last night’s dinner.  They all liked fruit, one liked cottage cheese.  Let them help make their own lunches and they’re more apt to eat them.   mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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239 Katharina September 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

My best tip for packing a healthy school lunch is to always check labels on foods I plan to pack.  There are so many hidden fats, sugars, and preservatives now, that it’s easy to miss the worst foods sometimes.
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243 Kimberley Meier September 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I let my kids pick what they want in their lunches but it has to be healthy. I let them pick the fruit & veggies they want. I also let them pick what kind of sandwich they want.

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247 Catherine12 September 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Always include some fruit!

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251 Brittney September 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

My tip is to get a bunch of healthy foods that my son likes and let him pick out 4 things and thats what goes in his lunch. He likes that he gets to choose what he gets and i like that its all healthy.

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252 Luckylifepath22 September 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

i use fun colorful containers that help food from getting smashed or mixed around, that way i can give carrots and dip or ants on a log…

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255 Paulandrea1c September 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Le doy frutas, sandwich, leche, yogurt, es lo mejor que puedo hacer por mi hijo!!

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260 Elle September 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

We live by carrot sticks and sliced fruits and veggies. We also never use white bread. Thanks for the chance! 🙂
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265 Letessha September 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I tend to add fruits and yogurt to the lunch box.

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269 Daniel M September 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

include a fruit every day!

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270 Debbie C September 26, 2011 at 2:55 am

Buy Solo Cups and lids in one or two ounce size from a commercial supply store, such as GFS.  Then you can fill them with a healthy dip of your choice and pack them in school lunches with crackers or veggies.  The child should bring them home for washing and reusing but it won’t be much of a loss if they forget.

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273 daniel healey September 26, 2011 at 7:39 am

my kids know that they have to take a least one type of fruit in their lunch every day.  Thanks for the giveaway.

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274 Katfam September 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

My kids have to pack their own lunches, but they do have to pack a healthy lunch.  They have to have some fruits and veggies, some protein, and no candy, etc.

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275 Caryn9802 September 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

I always include either a fruit or vegetable or both if possible

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276 Anonymous September 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

One of my son’s favorite lunches is yogurt, granola and whatever fruit we have on hand.  I always try and make school lunches well balanced with a dairy (milk , cheese or yogurt) a fruit(blueberries are a big hit right now) and a sandwich on whole wheat.
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278 Ceinwyn September 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Variety is the spice of life, so finding new things to make is vital!

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279 SANDTABLU September 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I always have the children help pack lunches.  We talk about what is healthy and what is not and WHY.  Now, when we shop they know what foods to buy, we now have no junk in our house. HAPPY AND HEALTHY

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280 Sarah September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Always add a piece of fruit.  Bananas are our favorite.

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283 Peter September 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Baby carrots are a great way to provide a crispy & heathly snack.

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284 Debra F September 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

We always use whole wheat bread for sandwiches and include a fruit too

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289 Erica Carnes September 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I like to make them appealing…so I’ll include veggies, but also include their favorite dip.
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290 Laurie Pearson September 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Include fruit cups!! 

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292 Cristi September 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I make sure that my son has healthy foods-fruit,veggies, sandwiches or whatever is left over from dinner and something that he would like to have.

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293 Theresa September 27, 2011 at 12:00 am

My girls love those fruit cups packed in or one of the drinkable yogurts. It gives them the little sweetness boost they crave and I feel good they are getting nutrition in their lunch when they aren’t eating at home.

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297 csue September 27, 2011 at 12:09 am

Make sure you have some fruit and cheese.

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298 Bryanna Pavlish September 27, 2011 at 3:03 am

Lots of fruits! And a variety of little serving stuff!
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299 Kristie Wright September 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

I cut up fruits and vegetables on the weekends into snack size so I can pack them in the lunches each morning.

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300 Claire September 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I think it’s important to use a variety of colors and textures when packing lunch… you have to make healthy food as “fun” as possible for kids. 🙂

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301 Michelle Hudak September 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I pack veggies in a little water in a small tupperware container and another small container of ranch dressing. My daughter also loves applesauce and I usually pack her a small pack of raisins and she puts them in her applesauce.

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306 Deb S September 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I make a point to include granola bars and other natural foods.

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309 Laura September 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I always pack almonds – healthy and good for you! I also follow you on Twitter, my username is seekertruthnet. Thanks so much! 🙂

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310 Traceyj40 September 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

we freeze our yougart so it will be cool and not spoil by lunch time.
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314 carolkfoster September 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I pack healthy options in small varied portions that way my son eats a little of each of his healthy choices

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315 Josephanewby September 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

In order to make lunches healthier I always make sure that our kid has at least 1 piece of fruit and we only buy whole wheat bread.

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322 Barbara Fox September 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Always put in some fresh fruit or veggies.

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323 Sherry Conrad September 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

We do bento lunches so we’re sure to get in a variety.

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328 Brooke R. September 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

We try to make sure she has yummy fruits and veggies in her lunch!

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329 Brooke R. September 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm
330 Mryward September 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I always pack fruit and veggies in the lunches. If you add some kind of dip for them, the kids eat them up.

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331 Nuthouse September 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I make sure the kid’s have at least one fruit in their lunch every day.  And I try to pack a healthy granola bar for a snack also.

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332 Nuthouse September 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm
333 Wolverina401 September 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I try to make sure there are lots of different colored foods.

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334 Diane B September 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I always make sure  to pack at least one food from each of the main groups from the food pyramid.

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335 Vacman252004 September 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

peanut butter and jelly sandwich, carrots, applesauce, and dried fruit for snack

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336 Jen Harriman September 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I like having cheese sticks on hand and the pre packaged carrot sticks or apple slices with dip sauces is a great help too

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340 haley September 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

pack apple slices and a small thing of peanut butter

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341 Wolf0129 September 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I pack the night before so that I am not rushing and grabbing stuff in the morning!

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342 Anonymous September 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I always pack lots of fruit in my child lunch.

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347 Honeypie411 September 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

My tip is add a fun healthy dip like hummus to go with veggies like carrots and celery.

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348 Colleen S September 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm

 Keeping pita bread  or tortillas on hand is an easy way to make fun and yummy sandwiches out of left overs.

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352 laTishajean September 28, 2011 at 12:16 am

One really great thing is yogart or fruit but I never liked fruit when I was younger would not eat it! Great giveaway thank you!
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356 laTishajean September 28, 2011 at 12:20 am
357 Kristin September 28, 2011 at 1:19 am

Fruit cups! They’re a staple in our house!
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359 Amanda S. September 28, 2011 at 1:25 am

I always try to let the kids pick out their own favorite fresh fruits and veggies to pack.

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360 Erin Mize September 28, 2011 at 1:37 am

I add Fruit and yogurt…limit those junk food/snack food items and I’m so happy the schools in California are now teaching healthy eating!
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365 Lshumack September 28, 2011 at 1:52 am

Fruits and/or veggies are in every lunch that I pack!! 
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368 Emmaspeel September 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

try to always pack something with fiber,- nuts, a piece of fruit would be good

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369 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

Liz likes raw veggies so I pack celery sticks with cream cheese in her lunches.

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370 amy deeter September 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

i pack carrots,fruit and a sandwich.everything healthy
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372 Rosey September 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

My best tip for packing a healthy lunch is to let your child help you select healthy items from the grocery store, or kitchen pantry.  They are so much more receptive to eating healthy if they are a part of the planning.

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373 clynsg September 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

First, make certain it is something your child will eat and not just trade away.  But the old standbys such as fruit, veggie dippers, etc, usually work best.

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379 sumn September 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Always make sure there’s some kind of fruit in there. Instead of sugary fruit juices, pack vitamin fortified or flavored water.

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380 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

to pack a healthy balanced lunch put fresh fruit and veggies in the lunch box and limit prepackaged foods
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381 Soraya Monzote September 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I always include a fruit or vegetable in his lunch box

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382 Steph A September 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

 I try to balance the items in the lunch so that I have items representing all of the food groups!

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387 Deanna G. September 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Always pack some fruit.

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392 Kendraco22 September 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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394 Clallen September 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

i like to send my kids to school with a 100% juice box, a good whole grain carb, fresh fruit and veggies, i will pack a yogurt or lean meat also.  i try to make lunch boxes fun and full of variety because my kids get bored of the same o same o. thanks  clallen at ntin dot net

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398 Erica G September 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

My tip for packing a healthy lunch is to include your kids and give them some options.  If they choose the items in their lunch, they are more likely to enjoy it.  For example, I ask my daughter is she wants carrot sticks or strawberries? fruit cup or celery sticks? yougurt or an apple?

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403 katie September 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

My son just started preschool [which includes lunchtime]…one of his favorites is cut up dried apricots and small pieces of walnuts…healthy and fun to eat!

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406 Happi Shopr September 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I send sandwiches, usually tuna, and ants on a log.

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407 Dixiebaby013 September 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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408 carol y l September 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Well, I try to cut out as many grains as I can so I make bread I call Flatties which are coconut and almond flour, eggs, and olive oil and my son actually eats it. I use lunch meat with no nitrites or chemicals and cheese with no hormones. A fresh organic apple and water in his thermos and we are good to go.
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414 Annemarie562000 September 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I always pack fruit as a snack!

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419 Jammie September 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

hint to packing a healthy lunch is get the kids liking veggies when they are younger, so you can pack lots of veggies. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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424 Justin September 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I like to use small containers so that I can control my portions

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429 Susan September 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm

We always have fresh fruit around like apples, grapes or bananas for school lunches

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433 brich2222 September 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I like to pack fruit cups and pudding cups alongs with healthier oven baked chips with their sandwich.
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439 Tiffany Hoyt September 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I keep different types of sandwich meats and cheeses for quick to make sandwiches.
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445 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Always pack fruits and veggies.

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I pack a lot of fresh friut and raw veggies with  yogurt for a dip

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450 McKim September 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I try to take advantage of the fact that my kids love fresh vegetables and salads.

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452 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I make my daughters lunch the night ahead so I dont feel rushed in the morning and end up throwing in jujnk!
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457 Atreau September 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Buy healthy foods in little portions: baby carrots, little bananas, etc…  Kids love little foods.

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458 Tony Zepeda September 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Always pack fruit and avoid sugary snacks!
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459 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Packing cold foods in a small thermos adds variety to packed lunches.

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463 spirit_kim September 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I think a healthy school lunch includes some veggies and fruit. They now sell little containers of ranch dip, great for dipping and lunch size. Expand the fruit category
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465 Brian E. September 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…our kids love apple slices dipped in peanut butter at lunchtime, so we include a small container of peanut butter & a bag of apple slices with their sandwich.

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469 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Leave OUT: chips & processed foods.
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473 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Putting fruit or yogurt in with their favorite main food is a healthy way to go.

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476 Lindad4 September 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

A pasta salad, green salad, or hard-boiled eggs are a good substitute
for chips.  If you need to keep food
cold, you can use gel packs, juice containers filled with water, or
frozen bottled water to keep the foods cold.  A frozen bottle of water
will be thawed by lunchtime.  Lindad4 (at) cox.net

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