Well, its the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say, I for one am not too excited about kids going back to school and summer fun being over so soon. I am however excited about Box Tops for Education and them wishing everybody a Happy New School Year!
We have one going to school for the first time and for us as I am sure it is for a lot of you it will be the first time she will have to make her own decisions about what to eat and what not to eat. I am pretty particular about colors and GMO’s for her, and to think she is going to not be able to know what is good for her is a little scary.
Thankfully with Sprouts and Box Tops for Education I will not have to worry when I pack her a lunch. I recently went to Sprouts and was excited to see that some of her favorite snacks and foods had Box Tops on the packages.
When I thought about writing this I thought I would do an elaborate recipe that your kids could take for lunch and have for snacks but, the more I thought about it the more I remembered that when school just starts nobody has much time for that. There are supplies to buy and papers to fill out, not to mention earlier bedtimes.
I made her some Annie’s Mac and Cheese put it in a reusable bowl, threw in a pack of Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, some Food Should Taste Good Chips, an fresh banana and a bottle of water. I knew if she only ate her lunch she would be fine and would still only have good foods to choose from. The problem would be if she traded with other kids, but I am hoping the school will not allow them to do that.
All of the makings for a great lunch!
The best part is that with those foods that are good for her, there are also Box Tops for Education which is great for her school. I just love this program, for parents to be able to raise money for their schools without having to contribute extra cash. It is simply brilliant! I feel this is one of the best and easiest ways for schools to get what they need for the classrooms it is just a genius program. Today, America’s schools have earned over $719 million, and you can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the grocery store.
Simply tear off the BTFE and take to your school!
For us the hardest part is always forgetting to take them off the packages, now we have this great can and it makes it so simple! We decorated a coffee can and cut a hole in the top so that when we throw the packages into our recycle bin we can simply put the box tops into the coffee can. When the can gets full they go into a zipper bag and off to school they go.
These Fruit Snacks are the kids FAVORITES!
When you are able to collect and raise money for schools and your family can still eat well, it makes it so easy to help. I love how simple and easy the Box Tops for Education are.
In order to wish you and all of the kids a Happy New School Year General Mills is having a giveaway for you and your school! 4 Schools will win 25,000 BTFE how awesome would that be for your school?!
Go HERE today and enter! Good Luck everyone!
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Begins 12:00 A.M. PST on July 27, 2016 and ends at 11:59 P.M. PST on August 17, 2016. Open to 50 US and DC residents (except FL & NY residents), 18 years of age or older who are members of BoxTops4Education.com and have designated a school to support at time of entry. Membership to BoxTops4Education.com is free and available at www.boxtops4education.com. Void in NY, FL and where prohibited. Subject to Official Sweepstakes Rules at www.btfe.com/SproutsBoxTopsGiveaway. Sponsored by General Mills Sales, Inc.