• Check out Chief Family Officer's Valentine's Day Pinterest board for fun crafts, party ideas, recipes, and more!
  • Recently read and enjoyed: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin
  • Enter for a chance to win a Mystery Box Full of Goodies!

  • Review & Giveaway: Horizon Healthy Lunch Challenge

    During the school year, my kids eat two meals per day at school. That’s 10 meals per week away from home. And while many kids obtain their food at school, mine prefer to bring food from home. But it’s not always easy packing healthy foods that they’ll eat.

    A relatively recent discovery for me, within the last one to two years, has been single-serve milk cartons. I always serve my kids organic milk, and there are organic single serve milk cartons that come in kid-friendly flavors like strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. You can also get plain milk in single serve cartons, but my children tell me the single serve plain milk tastes funny. They like the strawberry and vanilla just fine, though.

    The calorie and sugar count for flavored milk isn’t that much more than a juice box, and it’s actually less if your child will drink plain milk. Plus, when kids drink milk, they get calcium, vitamin D, and protein. And they don’t get the high fructose corn syrup and artificial preservatives often found in juice boxes. So when the folks at Horizon asked me to take the Healthy Lunch Challenge and swap out a juice box for a single serve carton of Horizon milk in my kids’ lunches, I was happy to say yes. My kids were happy too!

    Horizon has also put together “Talking Foods” videos featuring “tasty characters” sharing the nutritional benefits of milk boxes over juice boxes. And, they’re giving away coupons and gift cards in their Lunch Box of the Week photo contest.

    WIN IT!
    Horizon Price Pack

    Horizon is challenging CFO readers to take the Healthy Lunch Challenge too, and they’re giving one lucky CFO reader a Horizon Organic branded lunch box and plus coupons for FREE shelf-stable Horizon Organic milk boxes to try the swap for a week. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    RSS and email readers: Click here to reach the form.


    1. We are big Horizon Milk fans at our house. We’ve swapped out water bottles and horizon for juiceboxes!

    2. I meant we are using water and Horizon milk boxes INSTEAD of Juice, my excitement got the best of me!

    3. I bet my toddler son would love the flavors — I’ll have to find a good deal on them so he can try it.

    4. My daughter likes string cheese in her lunch.

    5. Michelle L. says:


    6. My son LOVES wasabi and soy sauce almonds. Weird, eh?

    7. Carrots and celery sticks

    8. I wish my kiddos would get the hang of the straw – he likes to squirt milk everywhere.

    9. My sweet baby loves apple slices in his lunch box. I’m so thankful for that!

    10. Cynthia R says:

      favorite is carrots

    11. fruits

    12. We love Horizon Milk at our house, but I also love giving my daughter string cheese.

    13. Vicki Wurgler says:

      chocolate pudding cups

    14. We already do this – one single serving milk in the lunch box every day! Juice boxes are only for weekends, and I try to get the 100% Juice if I can. Our girls (6 and 9) pack their own lunches, too – with supervision! One less thing for me to do, and one more step toward independence and healthy eating habits for them!

    15. Kristina S says:

      String Cheese

    16. Fresh fruit 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    17. marthalynn says:

      My son loves yogurt!

    18. Seyma Shabbir says:

      My son loves yogurt and fruit snacks (welch)

    19. Peanut butter and jelly! (Which goes great with milk!) He eats it and it’s easy!!!

    20. An apple and yogurt.