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Back-to-School Contest: 'Lunchbox Love' winners announced

Posted August 19, 2011
Updated August 23, 2011

This contest is over. Congratulations to our winners momto2jps and dupreemomma2! Check your emails if that's you!

I have a little back-to-school contest today featuring a product created by a couple of moms who were tired of seeing things with negative images, such as "boys are stupid" and "I hate homework" peddled to kids.

The two came up with Lunchbox Love, based on the age-old tradition of placing heartfelt notes in a child's lunch box. The credit-card sized notes come with cute designs and positive phrases such as "I love spending time with you" or fun facts like "Did you know - A dragon fly has a life span of 24 hours."

You can put them in the lunch box, backpack or under the pillow. There's also a line for teens and tweens and your girlfriends. The cards are sold at retailers such as Pottery Barn Kids, Toys R Us, Learning Express and Michaels or online at (Use the promo code in the image above to get 10 percent off).

Of course, two lucky winners can win a set of the cards right here on Go Ask Mom. You'll get six, 12-card cases, including the set for tweens and teens and for your girlfriends.

What do you need to do to enter? One or both of the following ...

1. Like WRAL Go Ask Mom on Facebook.

2. Answer the following question in the comments below: Would your kids prefer to buy or bring their lunch to school?

This contest ends at noon Aug. 23. Two winners will be picked at random from all entries. The winners' user names will be posted on this post by 9 p.m. Aug. 23 and, if possible, an email will be sent to the winners. We'll also post an announcement on the WRAL Go Ask Mom Facebook page that the winners have been chosen. The winners must respond by noon Aug. 26 or a runner-up will be selected. Good luck!


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  • tcommons Aug 23, 2011

    I prefer them to bring their lunch to school. She just started kindergarten this year and always went to preschools where they provided all the food, which actually exposed my children to other healthy foods/meals we don't usually eat at home, which has been great! Packing school lunches has been a good experience for us so far aside from some concerns that my daughter isn't always able to open the things I pack for her on her own. I love to write message/love notes on her napkins, but I am limited since she can't read yet!

  • helpme Aug 21, 2011

    My three have always taken their lunch to school - using insulated bags and reusable drink containers, sandwich keepers, etc... before it was the thing to do. They were embarrassed to begin with but the other kids thought it was cool. As they got into high school where the lunch lines are so long that some of the kids don't even eat they were thankful that they could just open up their lunch bags and dig in : )

  • qrbyrd Aug 21, 2011

    My son is going into the 8th grade this year and he has never been through the lunch line. He has taken lunch from home from day one. My younger son takes his lunch as well, except for the days they have pizza.

  • mrsgaskill Aug 21, 2011

    my son likes to bring his lunch and buy his lunch. he like to buy extra things other than the lunch, which can get a little expensive!

  • mcmgaylord04 Aug 21, 2011

    My son is not yet in school.My mom use to write these type of notes in my lunchbox everyday. I plan on doing the same.

  • dupreemomma2 Aug 21, 2011

    One prefers bringing, the other buying.

  • rnes1678 Aug 21, 2011

    I am not sure which my daughter likes the best..We get all this stuff for lunch then she reads the lunch menu and wants to buy it

  • calicocatt Aug 21, 2011

    My daughter would eat at school everyday if we let her. Instead,we pack her lunch 4 days and she eats at school 1.

  • shsmith6174 Aug 21, 2011

    My kids prefer both taking from home and buying their lunch at school! I love to pack interesting lunches for my kids, but sometimes I run out of ideas. Our school has a lot of healthy choices as well, so my kids are not missing out on any nutrition when they buy lunch at school. The main dishes are not always the healthiest, but they have a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and even homemade black bean salsa. I am a teacher as well as a mom and I am pretty proud of the effort my school system is taking to provide a nutritional meal for my kids while at school!

  • lisajill Aug 21, 2011

    My kids are allowed a certain number of purchased lunches and breakfasts each month. They look at the school menu and decide ahead of time which days they'd rather buy lunch and the rest they take their lunches. It teaches them some responsibility and helps me plan how much to buy each month for packed lunches.