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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Ruth said...

Oh with 4 kids you know I am going to need this flu , I mean lunch pack :D

Keeslermom said...

My kids LOVE V8 Fusion. I even told them it has veggies in it, and they like it anyway! Now that is good juice!

Letty said...

I would love to win this! We love the V8 Fusion juice, too!

Nancy said...

How very nice of them! And such perfect timing. Glad everyone is on the mend now.

Jessi said...

My family loves Campbell's products!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful pack!!!

Sara said...

Glad you are all feeling better. Love the goodies and lunch pack.

Sara

Kathy Polak - Texas said...

What a great giveaway! We could really use that in this house.....right about now! lol

Lisa said...

"Flu pack". LOL. Love it. Husband is on the road for 10 days and the only child at home now has fur and 4 feet. I actually MADE CHICKEN SOUP from SCRATCH this week in my slow cooker and froze it in 16 oz servings because I KNOW I'm gonna need it and if he's on the road when I get sick, I'm not going to want to toodle out to the store for soup! If I coulda been this prepared in my younger years, I coulda RULED THE WORLD! LOL!

mendi said...

I've been waiting for a good sale on the V8 Fusion so I can "try" some on my daughter who refuses to eat vegetables.

Prairie Lady said...

I've wanted to try the v-fusion.

Vicki said...

It is ridiculous how much I want to win this! I love the soups, we want to try the V fusion, and it's only a matter of time before my kids start losing their lunch boxes and water bottles...so I want it! lol

LaNae said...

We could use the flu pack about now. My youngest has been down with the flu since Friday afternoon. Not fun at all.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this prize, call me crazy but I know its only time till the flu bug hits my house!!! Wendie in Woodburn, OR

Jen said...

We love the V Fusion here!! I'd love to win this! It was good timing when that arrived for you. I'm glad to hear everyone is feeling better now. I only have 2 kids and when they are both sick it's hard for me. I can't even imagine what it was like with 6!

Karen Marie said...

Sounds good! :)

Tami said...

That is an awesome package!! I would love to win that, especially with 3 little kids and a hubby that is starting to get sick!!!

Kristine said...

That would have been nice a couple weeks ago. But since I know we'll be sick again, I'm sure it will come in handy!

Valerie said...

Great giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I love V 8 fusion.. it makes great smoothies!

Who needs sleep? said...

My kids call the V-8 Fusion juice "Granny juice" because she always has it at her house. Yummy!

Tammy said...

Great giveaway for this time of year! Glad your family is doing better!

rankin1997 said...

Love Cambell soups!!

Rachel E. said...

I've never tried V8 fusion before.

janetcc said...

been curious about that fusion stuff, but not enough to actually buy it. Love fruits but not a big fan of most veggies, pretty much stick to salad veggies only.

Anonymous said...

oh!!!! oh!!!! oh!!! Pick me!!

T. Timmons

stephanie said...

I don't want to win if it means I would be jinxed with the flu!!
Stephanie A.

Anonymous said...

I'd love this!!

SPepper22

KandTMoody said...

The flu has hit here too. We could use all the soup we can get! Thanks for your awesome blog!

Anonymous said...

I want free goodies!

Juliana said...

I love Fusion - so yummy!

Blake and Laura said...

Yum!

Juneau Poole Party said...

Sounds great! We could use it!

Brianne said...

I would love to win this. I just hope that I don't need it for sick family.

Rebecca Prochniak said...

So cute! I'd love to have one!

Amanda said...

Cool Giveaway! Count me in. :)

Nina said...

I now always have fusion in my house from your talking about it months ago. my son's pediatrician says he loves it too. glad you're all on the mend.

Mel said...

My friend's one year old son has swine flu. She got told just today but he's been sick for three days!

She could sure use that!

Sangeeta said...

the giveaway sounds awesome

Laura G said...

I'll have to try the v-8 fusion; I was afraid it was too tomatoey, but you make it sound good. Thanks for the flu info! Glad you're all getting back on your feet, and you personally avoided it.

JessiePut said...

I would so love to win this. I know it's only a matter of time before one of my girls get sick.

The Boyer Crew said...

So glad your kiddos are feeling better!

ReadCrew Overseas said...

My family loves Campbell's, and with four kids in the house, at least one of us is bound to get the flu, so this would be awesome to have!

Sharon W. said...

Glad everyone is better and thanks for the great giveaway. I haven't tried V-8 Fusion yet, but have been wanting to. Thanks for the chance to win all the goodies.

Beckie said...

V-Fusion is one of the few juices I don't feel bad about giving my kids. My oldest could drain a bottle in one afternoon. And my youngest loves the soup. There's just something about chicken noodle soup that makes you feel better after the flu. This looks awesome.

HeidiV said...

I hope I win, but I hope I don't win the flu!

Tara M said...

wow that was a lot like a commercial but I understand it's your job. I keep meaning to try those V-Fusion drinks. It would be nice to get a package like that.

Kari said...

About a month ago, my DH and all 3 kids had the swine flu, while I had pneumonia. Yes, all at the same time. This "flu" pack would have been a God Send!

Kim said...

Fusion is the only juice I buy for my son as he refuses to eat any veggies. He LOVES pretty much all of the flavors. This would be a GREAT pack to win for our family!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i bet this will make a great sinus infection kit too as my daughter and I both have been stricken with it :)

Anita said...

Sounds awesome. I am glad that your kids are doing better.

Anita in Indiana

Gayle said...

What a great little pack. I am sick with pneumonia right now...I need it!

Gina said...

My kids love V8 V-Fusion!

Susan Eckert said...

sounds great - glad everyone is better

Susan Eckert said...

by the way there is a cartoon called Baby Blues and they are running a story about pink cowboy boots

Sometimes Jayson but Mostly April said...

I could really use this but then again who couldn't.

Snoopyfan said...

That was great timing on their part! Put me in for the drawing please.

Cindi said...

Just had the Princess and Cars soup the other day. My kids gobbled it up. Never had the V8 Fusion but will give it a taste!

Emiliy said...

I work at an airport and I'm afraid I'm going to bring home some nasty germs to my family! Hopefully this "flu pack" will help ward off the germs or help soothe the sickness if they follow me home!

Emiliy

wendy said...

SOUNDS GREAT! MY DAUGHTER LOVES CHICKEN SOUP MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE!!

MaBunny said...

Oh that looks yummy! Chicken soup is such a comfort food and a healthy one to boot!

Swartzmomto3 said...

We could definitely use that here. Still recovering from the flu. I like your idea of a flu pack. I may make one up with special H2O bottle, coloring book and such just to have on hand when kids get sick. Just a little something to brighten their day when they don't feel well. What a neat idea.

Steff said...

I love the V8 fusion. We just went through the flu ourselves, so this would be a little late for us, but we would love it anyway! :)

Rhonda said...

The flu hasn't hit our house yet, but it is all around us. I'm sure this would come in very handy in the near future.

Missy said...

MMM MMM GOOD

Missy Johnson said...

My family loves Fusion and we could use that flu pack. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

With cold and flu season well under way it would be great to have this stuff on hand when those germs come knocking on our door.

L. said...

Campbells is the very best!

Anonymous said...

Fun so I should receive this right about the time my kids come down with the flu???? :)

kaylinmc said...

What a great idea. Always looking for options to put in the lunch boxes. With 3 kids taking lunches everyday to school making sandwiches gets a little boring.

Scrapingirl said...

V-8 fusion is the best. I would love to have a back up flu kit, just in case. :) Glad you're all on the mend.

Amanda said...

We had the lovely flu last week! My youngest ended up in the hospital with it.. scary stuff! Glad everyone is feeling better at your house :)

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway - we would love to try some v-fusion!
L Robinson

Jen said...

We could live for months on V8 Fusion and Campbell's soup! My fingers are crossed as I would love to win this!

Janet said...

I wish I would have had this over the weekend when we all had the flu, but it would make a great getting well pack!

The Mommy said...

I consider it ironic that you're choosing a winner on Fridat, the very day our kids are getting their swine flu vaccine! Hopefully I would be able to use this as a lunch pack, indeed!

Edee said...

We've never tried V8 Fusion, but it looks good.
Just finished up the flu here too.

Jen said...

I'm hoping we dont get the flu, but this sure does sound yummy!!

Deirdrea said...

We are BIG fans of both V Fusion AND SpongeBob soup in my house. Both are pretty much staples here.

Joy said...

Campbells Rocks!

Bridget from the SouthSide said...

Cambells soup is mmm, mmm good!

Traci said...

Oh, I think we're about to have a run-in with the flu...I only have four, but it still sucks. I should probably go stock up on chicken soup and juice. We've never tried the V8 Fusion, maybe I'll get some. =D

Figaro said...

I love V-Fusion! Right now I am drinking the Raspberry/Goji and yes, its all for me cause my 3 beautiful daughters were kind enough to share their colds with me! And my husband is gone till next Wednesday so that means no break for me...And Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup is a staple in my house.

Shannon said...

I have been meaning to give the V8 Fusion a try since you raved about it months ago!

Katina said...

We LOVE V-Fusion juice! I personally think it's a little too sweet, but my kids drink it up greedily and ask for more, so I'm sold!

Cristin in NJ said...

Looks really great!

Dana said...

Yum, we love V-Fusion and Chicken Noodle Soup! Pick me, pick me!

pednurse said...

How awesome! What timing! I love Campbell's products. :)

Jenny said...

How timely! We are down with the flu this week, too. And, we already eat and drink all of these things, so this would be a perfect treat!

rebecca said...

yum, campbell's

April said...

With 3 kids and a daycare I'm sure we will get the flu somewhere. If not we will still use it! YUM!

Janine said...

Just wondering if the soups contain MSG? We had stopped eating campbell soups due to the MSG. I know the "healthy" editions don't contain MSG, but nobody likes them is my house.

sunny said...

My daughter had H1N1 ..she got it on her birthday!

Olivia Michal said...

sounds really great!

Bren said...

It all looks really tasty....just hoping we could use it for school and not the flu! Thanks - glad everyone is doing better your way.

Elizabeth said...

I can see the flu coming...!

Sheila said...

Wow! We could really use this. Thanks, Dawn!

MamaLemma said...

I have always wanted to try V-8 Fusion, but never had the guts (I *hate* vegetable juice!) Plus, we go through water bottles like crazy (my boy is constantly leaving them at ball fields), and my kids NEVER drink enough, so I would love to win one! Glad you are all feeling better.

Bonnie said...

There's nothing better than chicken soup when you're feeling under the weather! I'm excited to hear they've reduced the sodium content!

Laura said...

Would love to get this, hopefully we won't get hit by the bug but better safe than sorry!

ponderthis said...

I would live to win this "flu pack". I never win anything!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I love when things come along at just the right time. It's a bonus when the item can meet more than one need.

Thanks for the offer.

Lynn

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!! My son got the flu 3 times last year, even after he got the flu mist. We got the shot this year (hoping it would help), but with this "lunch" pack we would be prepared!

Shannon in SC

Julie said...

Hopefully we won't need it for illness, but we'd love to have it anyway!

Sunshine said...

Ummm....Ummmm....Good! Love Campbells....And adore your new assistant. She is fabulous

Garth and Becky said...

How awesome that you got this pack at just the right time! Thanks for offering the giveaway!!

Janis said...

I'm thinking we'll get it before the vaccine is available too. So we'll need it!

Jeni said...

Love campbells soup - Bean with Bacon is my favorite!

sandyn said...

we are all sick around here..we NEED soup!! dang flu and cold season!!
hope i win...
and once agian, thanks for the blog.

Elleah said...

That is wonderful! You're very generous to be giving away things on a regular basis. :)

Anonymous said...

So glad you're all feeling better. Thanks again for thinking of your readers with this chance to win.
Angie

Bobbi said...

We love their soup and juice! My 4 kids are sick since yesterday with the nasty flu. This would be oh so perfect for them. Thanks.

lesan said...

I love, love, love Campbell's soups! Haven't yet tried Fusion.

Firelizards said...

We just started with the fever last night so I think this is going to be a long week....

mom2cors said...

Would love to win so we could try the juice. I have looked at the juice many times, but have not bought any not knowing if I would like it, but would definately like to try some.

J said...

Oh wow, how awesome is that!! :)

Leslie said...

Hoping if I win that I can use it as a lunch kit, not a flu kit;) I just love Campbell's kid friendly chicken soups

Karen said...

We'd love this package even though we're not sick!

brandonsmom_02 said...

It must be because I'm at work and its freezing....but all of those soups look delicious right now! I'd love the pack!

Joanna said...

I could definitely use these products, almost on a daily basis. Yummy!

Sharon Harris said...

Soup and juice! Who could ask for more?

Kyla in KY said...

I agree about the V8 Fusion - my kids love it. Yummy!

Nikki said...

I am so glad you are all feeling better. Thanks for the opportunity.

Holly said...

What great timing for you. I think they should market a "flu pack". I'm sure this time of year it would be very popular.

Ashley said...

Cool! I wanna try it!

Kimberly said...

We could certainly use those in my house. Thanks!

Jennifer from Hurricane said...

"Lunch packs" are the best!! Especially when Mom is sick and no one else cooks. She can easily say "Go get the lunch pack out of the cupboard and make that for me". I know I know.. it's a dream world I live in, but it's possible. Right?!

Anonymous said...

my name is liz from nashua nh and i am a stay at home mom of 5 and they always get sick at the same time. love your blog.

KimH in GA said...

Ooooh! Love the Fusions and interested in the lower sodium soups for my children. Thanks.

rskmom said...

Pick me, pick me!

Judy K said...

Quick, the flu has started hitting kids at our schools this week, and this kit may come in handy!

Jennifer said...

God's timing is always perfect. What a great package.

mommyrox said...

This would be great seeing how my son just told me a girl in his class has H1N1. Counting the days until it comes to my house.

Melodie said...

love the "flu pack"!

Anonymous said...

We love V-Fusion here. My family goes through it faster than bread(which is saying a lot). And soup is always a plus! Thanks Dawn!

Amanda E.

Lisa said...

This rocks a chance to win items from my most favorite soup maker ever!!!!!
Stormy5475@aol.com

Nancy said...

Yum. Flu food.

Carol said...

That's a wonderful combination of products. Hubby needs a new lunch bag, and I've wanted to try those V-Fusion drinks. Please pick me :)

Caryn P said...

Just what I need! I've got 5 kids under 6 1/2 and can always use soup and juice. If one gets sick, you can bet the others will follow.

Mamapajama said...

I always have zero luck in winning anything, but I'll give it a go. My 8 year old won't eat meat or veggetables, so getting him to eat something healthy, like V8 Fusion, is a Godsend! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Judith said...

We're always looking for lunch packs. I've got one picky eater in particular that hates sandwiches.

pattymerry said...

That looks really great! Awesome timing. I have a cold now that I got from the baby I take care of. I need this!

Amyb99 said...

We LOVE V-8 Fusion - sometimes, this it the only way to get some fruits and veggies into my 3 year old. And the taste is great!

Ryan said...

Maybe I don't want to post... the flu has not come by here yet.

MommySusan1 said...

So far we have escaped the flu- only minor colds. But it always pays to be prepared!

Jenny S said...

God has a way of providing just what is needed, just when it is needed.
8 )
We love V8 Fusion!!!

Shonda Warren said...

Ahh I like the idea of the flu pack kit... or wait the lunch pack kit. Two of in our house the H1N1... I praying the other 4 people will not.

Denise said...

Hoping we don't get the flu, but hoping I win this!!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win please! :)
love soup!
sammirichardson@yahoo.com

Tara said...

We love V8 Fusion here! We use it in our blender with frozen fruits and veggies to make smoothies.

Kelly in Texas said...

Yummy!!

Kelly
http://www.ourordinaryday.wordpress.com

flyyrmackenziie said...

Ugggh. I am the sickest person I know, I need this!

Anonymous said...

I've never tried the V-8 Fusion, but we love love love soup. And bags and water bottles. Please pick me.

-Coury

Anonymous said...

What a great idea especially with all the sickness going on around us.
Billie Jo
billiejopv@aol.com

kim said...

everyone needs to have stuff on hand for flu season!

kim

Carol from Iowa said...

What a great package. We haven't tried the V-8 so this would be a good opportunity to give it a try! Thanks, Dawn. Glad to hear everyone is doing better.

E said...

I lived on V-8 Fusion when I was pregnant.

Anonymous said...

I could have used this last week when my husband had the flu. Having a littl kid with the flu is bad but nothing compared to a 27 year old kid:)

Janice In South Dakota

Missi said...

I'm glad that it came in so handy for you. I ran out of chicken noodle soup when we had the stomach bug run thru our family a few weeks ago. Having an extra lunch box would come in handy too, my son tends to leave them at school.

designingroses said...

We love V-Fusion in our house! My daughter hated fruit juice until she tried it and I love knowing she's getting all her fruits and veggies in when she's sick.

Bekah said...

My family loves the V8 Fusion too! I wish it wasn't so expensive!

RobinAN said...

My kids love soup!

Becky said...

What great timing! I am glad that God provided for your needs before you even knew you had a need.

Amanda E said...

Great giveaway for the flu season! And the school season I suppose!
Thanks Dawn & Campbell's!

Bobbie-Jo said...

We love V-8 V-fusion! What a great idea for flu season.

Nic said...

You know what's crazy.... The week after your household had the flu and I read your post thinking "Man, I hope that doesn't happen to me..." MY HOUSEHOLD HAD IT. Now, I work at a hospital and they offered the seasonal flu vaccine FREE to me, so I didn't get any flu of any kind - but I can't get the swine flu vaccination because I have MS. Basically what happened - My 7 year old who has heart disease, woke up Thursday morning week before last sick as a dog. Called work, then took her to the doctor. They tested her for H1N1 - said they would call back in 4-5 hours. 4-5 hours later Ta-Da! Heart disease kid has SWINE FLU. 2 hours later the boyfriend comes home w/ flu-like symptoms. Send him to the doctor - tested for H1N1 ..Ta-da ...another one down. My 4 year old was totally healthy until the next day until his temperature was 103.8 - yeah :). So I was mad rushing to the store. I was SO psyched to se Campbells soup on sale for 73 cents a can... I nearly was doing cartwheels and flips in the aisle. I bought 16 cans and we went through ALL 16 cans in like 6 days. NO JOKE. LOVE the stuff :) Just call me Supermom :) P.S. - Everyone is better now - thank goodness because I'm out of Lysol and my poor body can't take any more cleaning and disinfecting!

rebecca said...

I would like to win!
Rebecca

queenmommy911@yahoo.com said...

What great timing they had and how very nice of you to share! With 6 kids and #7 on the way, we're all about the soup and juice around here...

Kristi-Anna said...

WOW!! What a great get well pack!! God has wonderful timing to provide for you this way! :) Blessings to you and your family as you recover fully physically, emotionally and spirituatlly! :)

Have a blessed day!

Tracy said...

Hey that snack pack/ get well pack looks great. I could sure use one.

SUchipmunk said...

What a fantastic pack!

Little-Bit said...

Glad everybody's feeling better.

Christina Marie said...

I have YET to try V8 Fusion so I think this will be the perfect opportunity!

Dodson Family said...

We are slowing easing our way into the Flu season with sinus infections....*eyeroll* can you guess who hasn't got it yet. Yep yours truly which ultimately means I will get slammed, laid flat, down for the count soon...very very soon

Jennifer Laurin said...

My daughter has H1N1 right now...this would come in handy!

Lisa said...

We love V8 Fusion! It sure helps them get veggies, which they don't eat much of otherwise.

janie said...

You know, Campbells ought give you credit for a great ad campaign...flu pack. Love it.

mandy said...

I would love to win

Shell said...

great idea!

Rebecca M. said...

What a great prize package! Would love to win this for my family, or pass it on in the event one of our neighbors gets hit with the flu.

Rebecca M.
Pittsburgh PA
captainamerica1019@yahoo.com

Kim said...

That's funny how the soup arrived right when all the kids were sick. God works in mysterious ways! I'm glad everyone is feeling better!

Keeley said...

I am sick. I currently wish to crawl into bed and die, but someone has to look after the little one. Please send flu pack asap. We love that fusion stuff. =) Thank you. =)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Great idea...sign me up for a flu pack!!!

Stefanie said...

Sounds yummy!

April said...

Flu pack orlunch pack, I am sure to find an end use by February.

April

Anissa said...

Wow, what amazing timing!

Anonymous said...

Would love to try this!

Thanks,

Claudia in California

Rox said...

That is pretty cool! I would love to try the V-Fusion and see if I could get my kids to drink it. Thanks!

Julie said...

Glad to hear everyone is feeling well now! I'd love to win the Campbell's gift pack!

Anonymous said...

My daughter would eat Campbell's soup everyday if I'd let her! We love the V-8 Fusion too!

Jill

Kelly W. said...

I would be honored to win this campbells pack!

Janna said...

With four boys I hope I'm not going to need it but at least one kid and the hubby has already had swine flu! It's the other three I'm worried about now........ oh yeah and myself.... oh wait... I almost forgot.... moms aren't allowed to get sick!! LOL!

Carrie said...

How lucky were you?? To get a personal care package! I would love to try some of these new soups!

God Made Playdough said...

We would love this if we win! My youngest daughter will not take her vitamins so I'm trying to give her the V8 fusion at least to get some good nutrients in her! Thanks for the contest! :)

annemarie said...

Sounds like a winner to me!!

Lesley said...

Oh, what a great flu, err, I mean lunch pack! Send it this way please, I am sure I will need it,the odds are against me...I work in the healthcare field and I have 4 children!

dhaynes said...

Sounds like a real good plan to me! Would love chicken soup and juice, what comfort foods!

Jon and Sarah said...

Love Campbell's soup!

Abby said...

Started a new job teaching middle school math this year... just waiting for the flu to hit my school! I'd love a new lunchbag and soup & juice to bring to school with me!

cjweb said...

One of my kids LOVE V8 Fusion!

My oldest daughter has H1N1 right now and could have used this, maybe we can win it in time for the second one to go down... Fun Times!

Thanks Campbell's and Dawn!

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