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 Erica G September 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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2 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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3 katie September 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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

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

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6 Dixiebaby013 September 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm

i make sure everything i pack is in portions.
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7 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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13 Annemarie562000 September 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I always pack fruit as a snack!

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14 Annemarie562000 September 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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I follow on Facebook. (Annemarie Zito)

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18 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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19 Jammie September 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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22 Jammie September 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

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23 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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