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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3 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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4 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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5 Soraya Monzote September 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I always include a fruit or vegetable in his lunch box

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6 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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11 Deanna G. September 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Always pack some fruit.

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16 Kendraco22 September 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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18 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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22 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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