Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to Manage the Flu



The folks from Campbell's sent me this package a couple weeks ago and it just happened to arrive while I had all 6 kids home sick. What awesome timing was that?! Chicken soup and juice! It was just what I needed. I'm thinking it was supposed to be a nice school lunch kit with the lunch bag and water bottle, but I personally used it as a "Get Well" care pack. What's more comforting, when you're sick, than chicken soup?

Campbell's has 13 new kid friendly chicken soups, including Disney Princess, Cars, SpongeBob, and Goldfish pasta. Each of these new kids' condensed soups contain 24% less sodium than the regular Campbell's condensed chicken noodle soup and all of the kids soups meet the government criteria for healthy foods, with controlled fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

And especially when you're sick and getting dehydrated through vomiting and/or fever, it's important to replace those fluids. We went through a ton of V-8 V-Fusion juice a couple weeks ago. We all really love this juice to begin with, but while the kids were sick and not interested in eating at all, I knew they were getting fluids, calories, vitamins, and fruits and vegetables through the V-Fusion.

Campbell's has a flu pack lunch pack with 2 bottles of V-Fusion, 3 cans of Campbell's condensed chicken noodle soup for kids, a lunch bag and a reusable bottle for one lucky reader! Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Friday. Good luck!

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mommeeof9 said...

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of illness already. We have had H1N1 flu, sinus infetions, bronchitis and stomach bugs since school started. I'm hoping at least my kids will have a good immune system when they grow up.

That lunch kit would have been really handy when 9 of my 10 were sick over the last few weeks. :)

Dianne said...

It would be nice to have this package. It would be an "emergency grandkids are here for a visit" kit for me.

Mama said...

Oh, pick me, the youngest & I have been battling colds since last Thursday. He LOVES juice right now, but still not eating much :( Poor guy . . .

Angela P said...

I'd love to win this one. Would be wonderful as much juice and soup as we go through!

Anonymous said...

we love chicken noodle soup in our house sasha-bctx

Michelle said...

Does it count if it's strep throat, or does it have to be the flu? ;)

Oh, and ummmm did you cut out all the labels for education from that soup and juice? (Any guesses what I just finished doing for the PTO tonight?)

Amy said...

Please sign me up for the flu pack! ;o)

Thanks!
Amy

Jen @ 'Moore' Than A Mom said...

They say school pack, you say flu pack, I say 'take to grandma's so she doesn't feed you cookies & hawaiian punch for dinner' pack!!!

Laila and Minchie said...

That pack looks so good I wouldn't mind getting the flu just to use it. :)

Peggy

Margee said...

This would be so awesome. My kids haven't gotten the flu (yet), but the school ran out of vaccines before they got their's. I just keep hoping it won't hit, but just in case....

Anonymous said...

Would love the Campbell goodies!

Kristie
Michigan

Anonymous said...

Love Campbells soup and love V8 Fusion. This is an awesome prize and I must win!!

Amanda

Eileen said...

like you, the piggy flu ran through our house, I luckily did not get it and was able to get the vaccine. the soup and juice would make a grand lunch or a nice fall picnic at the square downtown Sonoma!

kimberlyfranklin said...

How wonderful that would be.... that nasty stuff has hit here too:(

Ingrid said...

what a wonderful idea!

Jess in MI said...

Wow,this would be awesome. My son in K wants to take "home lunch" all the time.

Tweetie said...

Oh boy! I bet it was a wonderful surprise when this package arrived in the mail. Don't know how you handled 6 sick kids at once. So glad they all got thru it safe and sound. I would love to win this lunch pack for my soon to be 7 yr. old niece.

marythemom said...

I have 3 teenagers plus one 10 year old. Only 2 of them have gotten the flu so far. All of them eat like... well like teenagers. We'd love to win this.

Mary in TX

Denise said...

I love Campbell's soups!!!

KatLuvsShoes said...

I should prepare one of those for my kids, do they plan on carrying the whole package/lunch pack for sale at stores, online at portals like Shop.com, or anywhere?

Luv,

~Kat~
@katluvsshoes

P.S. I hope I win!

mommytoo5kidz said...

Me, me, me, me! I would love this flu, er, lunch pack. We love V-8 fusion here.
Linda in AZ

Cristen said...

Hey soup and juice is always good sick or not!!

Darcee-Iowa said...

Could have really used this stuff the last couple of days, my little guy came down with the flu starting on monday today was the first day he thought about eating anything. I will have to stock up so that way when the next one gets it I have it on hand.
Glad your kids are feeling better stinks when they give you that look of just make it better mom and there is nothing you can do for them but hold there super hot bodies.

Lynn J said...

We love V-8 Fusion! I only have one child yet we go through at least 4 bottles a week.

Tiesha G said...

Oh Dawn I could sure use that in this house-I've got 3 kids, one just got over the flu, the second one is battling it now, and the third started feeling bad last night!!!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you got it just in time! I hope I don't need it for a flu pack, but would love one for a lunch kit. :) Glad to see everyone is better at your house.

Emily said...

My kids love V8 Fusion! My youngest refuses to eat any fruits or vegetables, so this juice is a life-saver!

Betsy said...

With the flu running rampant through Massachusetts, this sounds like a great emergency kit to have on hand!

strawberrymama said...

My kids and I have never tried the V-Fusion before--not that we haven't wanted to--so it would be lovely to win and be converted!

Darlene S said...

Oh, it hasn't hit us yet, but I keep feeling the kids' foreheads when they sneeze or make a comment about their belly hurting. I'd love to be ready for the worst!

Anonymous said...

I have a 18 month old who will not touch veggies and only eats a few select fruits. I am always looking for ways to sneak them in, & the V-Fusion is one of them. He just loves it!

Kathy said...

I would love to have this kit! My son, who is 2, has been sick off and on for the past 4 months! We have been to the doctor more times in these past couple of months then we had in his entire little life! Sometimes the only thing he will eat is the Campbell's kids soup! Hopefully I will win this! Have a great day!!

I inCYST said...

I doubt I'll be picked since there are already over 220 comments but I am sick now...and need this...such a great idea!

Amy said...

V8 fusion is wonderful and my kids (who are the pickiest in the universe) will even drink it.

Heather Bradham said...

This would come in handy for a sick child.

marinewife said...

Oh we so need this for our family!We are always sick lol.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmm yummy! hope I win :]!

Karrie S. said...

I love Campbell's products!! Do I have to share with the kids??

Shannon said...

I've been wanting to try the V-8 Fusion juice, but honestly, Campbell's chicken soup is my FAVORITE of all time! Pick me, pick me!

Shannon

Ack Sunshine said...

Some days the only way I can sneak veggies into my toddler is to give her the V-Fusion. As soon as anyone in my house gets sick I reach for it and campbells soup too!
Thanks,
Becky

Angie H. said...

Would love to win this....

Merrie said...

What a lovely gift and what a perfect time of year. :)

Found you when I googled "married to an alcoholic" in the blog section. I, too, am married to an alcoholic who is still struggling with recovery. Every day is hard and, like you, I find comfort in knowing I'm not alone. I have yet to blog about it, but I could see that happening if I reached a point!

God bless!

KcKarla said...

I tried the V-8 Fusion juice after reading about it on your site...and LOVE It. Thanks for turning me on to one of the healthier things in my fridge these days!

Shannon said...

mmmmm...love me some Campbell's soup! Yes, even when we are sick :(

sennie said...

Your blog rocks!! As a mom of five I can so relate to your posts :)
I think this is my first time leaving a comment.

Cookie said...

Pick me!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn,
That was a great package. I have three girls and they have been sick for the last two weeks. No pig flu
just strep and viruses. That package would be great as no one can swallow!!!

Sharon said...

we are into week 3 of someone in our family of 7 being down for the count. I made "homemade" chicken and noodles for the kiddos, no dice. They whined for the Campbells. bought 20 cans---down to 3! Lost count of how much juice we went thru. Will summer ever come!!!

Anonymous said...

Would love a Get Well pack have a sick kid at home now and will most likely have another soon! so glad it came to you at just the right time!
Callie

imtcbbaby said...

Is the V8 Fusion juice good? I've been afraid of it...it has veggies in it, doesn't it?

laura said...

Pick me, pick me!!! Would love to be prepared if the flu hits our house!!

Karen G. said...

Haven't had a chance to try the V-Fusion juice, but we love the character soups!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool it arrived intime for your house to enjoy the flu pack
JoDee K

The Johnson's said...

Glad everyone is on the mend! It does sound like Campbell's had impeccable timing! Thanks for all these great opportunities for us to win/try things! :)

Carmen M said...

Sounds like a nice lunch pack! I have not tried the V-Fusion, so it would be nice if I won it.

Paula71 said...

OOOHHHH pick me! Pick Me! Pick Me!!

Rebecca Buss said...

I would love to try that V8.

Vivian M said...

Hope everyone at your house starts feeling better real soon!

AuntyM said...

I'd love to try this out! Thank you for the contest.

Christina said...

I hope this drawing has not ended yet. V8 fusion and campbell soup, who could ask for more.

addictedtoincredimail@gmail.com

trousseau4 said...

Uuum uuum good. I would love to win this!!

Jayne V. said...

If you haven't picked a winner yet, please pick me!

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