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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All entries must be in by Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

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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5 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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6 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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11 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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19 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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I try to make sure to include foods from as many groups as possible when packing lunches.

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