Rudi’s “Say Cheese!” Photo Contest + NorthFace Back (To School) Pack Giveaway

by Sarah on August 10, 2013 · 33 comments

As y’all know, I’m headed back to school once more this month. Instead of a teacher, however, I’m returning to student life–although what that means as a PhD student already appears to be a bit different than my undergrad days of collecting all the Virginia paraphernalia  I could find and squeezing my life into a dorm room.

(Instead I’m squeezing my life into a one bedroom apartment.)

 One thing that will most definitely NOT change is my continuing concern over much younger students than I–the elementary school kiddos I used to call ‘mine’--and the food choices offered to them at school.

I’ve always believed in the importance of parental and family involvement in helping kids learn about nutrition and eating well, by either providing healthy food for their children or being aware of what they are being given at school. That’s why I was so excited to learn about Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, a national event sponsored by Kiwi magazine on October 16th.

While I’m not sure Papa Smart will be able to fly down and have lunch with me in the ‘Bama dining hall, I hope many other parents will take the chance to see what their children are being offered at school, and if dissatisfied, work to change it.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery has long been a supporter of childhood wellness, and I was happy to spread the word about yet another wonderful campaign they are working on to promote good nutrition and healthy families.

The company is partnering with the School Nutrition Association and Kiwi Magazine to sponsor a Say Cheese! photo contest in celebration of Take Your Parents to Lunch Day.

Simply take a photo of your kid (or kids) eating their favorite sandwich(es)preferably on Rudi’s Organic Bakery bread–and submit it online.

Pickles and hummus with melted cheese, anyone? No?

if i were a sandwich, i'm pretty sure it would be something weird like this.

On September 30th, five finalists will be chosen, and the photo who receives the most viewer votes will win a $500 Whole Foods shopping spree!

zevia coupon not included.

Unfortunately (but only for this contest), I don’t have kids of my own to photograph,* and I know many of you don’t either.

*It would require a lot of waivers from student parents and abiding by school regulations and all that mumbo jumbo…or jail time.

(And I don’t think that taking a photo of myself tearing into a new bag of bread in “I’m still living in claustrophobic unpacking conditions and may or may not have showered in the past 48 hours” craziness counts.)

No worries, mate(s), because one thing I love about Rudi’s is they send me free stuff sometimesthey love to give stuff away to y’all!

As one can never have too many bags, Rudi’s has offered one of my lucky readers the chance to win a (The) North Face backpack (book bag?). All you have to do to enter is answer two questions for me:

What sandwich would YOU pack in your lunchbox?

i actually pack my camera in this lunch bag. a camera sandwich would NOT be good.


Do you call it a backpack or a book bag?

(I find that when hiking or traveling, it is a backpack. For school it is a book bag.)

not a (the) north face, but my eastern mountain sports imitation.

I’ll choose a winner…some time soon.


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