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.
Thanks so much.
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7 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I follow on Twitter (peg42)
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8 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/115910662097616896
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9 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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10 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I’m a fb friend (Margaret Smith)Thanks
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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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12 Amanda S September 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

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14 Amanda S September 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

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15 Amanda S September 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

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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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17 Amy Dalton September 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

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21 Kiara September 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

My tip is too put fruit or yogurt in school lunches. austma7@aol.com

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22 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I always include fresh fruit.

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23 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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25 Anonymous September 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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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