Del Monte Wants to Give Your Teacher $1,000 in Prizes! Plus Del Monte Review

Are you looking for a way to support your schools and teacher during the largest public school budget cuts in history? Do you also have a passion for teaching kids about eating healthy? Del Monte wants to do both! Del Monte is hosting the 2nd annual “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” online contest.

What is the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” Contest?

“Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” Contest for for School Teachers of kindergarten thru 12th grade school.  60 Teachers will win $1,000 prize to purchase school supplies and fresh fruit for their students! Additional teachers will also win a Del Monte Fresh® Field Day event for their school in which the entire student body will enjoy a day of Del Monte fresh fruit, games and fun activities.

How to Enter the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” Contest

Teachers must register online with a short essay on how they will incorporate healthy eating and living into their lesson plans. Then, they need your help and those around them to vote for them!

Win the “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” Contest

The only way to win the contest is to enter and get those around you to vote for you There will be 10 winners every Monday, starting on Monday, October 3, 2011. The winners are based on how many votes teachers have. Each winning teach will receive $750 in cash for school supplies and $250 in Del Monte® fresh fruit coupons for classroom fresh snacks and to use in fruit educational activities.

Register now or tell your kids’ teachers to register soon as voting begins September 26th! (As of this post, 9/10/11 there were only 213 entries.)

Del Monte Fruits and Vegetables

Speaking of healthy living, Del Monte makes it easy for parents to serve fruits and vegetables at home too! Depending on your grocery store, you may be able to find Del Monte brand Avocados, Bananas, Melons, Fresh-Cut Fruit, Fresh-Cut Vegetables, Grapes, Pineapple, Tomatoes, and more. I shop at Giant Eagle and Acme in the Akron, Ohio area. The only Del Monte brand products that I found in the produce section were fresh-cut fruits, and fresh canned and packaged fruits.

The Del Monte fresh cut pineapple and the grapefruit are perfectly sized to add as a side to a meal or as a snack for a family of 4. In fact, I have purchased the grapefruit immediately after we enjoyed the first batch since it was so good. We like to pair the grapefruit with oranges during cold season to get an extra punch of Vitamin C. The grapefruit comes in grapefruit juice that is slightly sweetened, it is perfect for mixing in oranges! And WAY easier than preparing fresh grapefruits slices yourself!

Below is a simple and delicious meal we had this week with a side of fresh-cut Del Monte pineapple slices as a side. My kids love fruit and I like the convenience Del Monte provides!

We have also really, really, really enjoyed Del Monte’s Fruit Naturals, Super Fruit, and Orchard Select products. The Del Monte Fruit Naturals and Super Fruit are a much heartier sized portion of fruit than other fruit cups sold in the canned fruit aisle. It is the perfect size for adults and kids that love fruit! They products are found in the fresh produce section.

The quality and taste are so much better and fresher than traditional fruit cups too. Our family’s favorite is by far the Del Monte Fruit Natural Mixed Berry flavor. Check out the huge, delicious pieces of raspberries and blueberries! Our second favorite are the blueberries, something you won’t find in any traditional fruit cup. If you are looking for fresher, tastier options for your kids lunches or snack time, check out Del Monte Fruit Naturals and Super Fruits.

We enjoyed a couple jars of Orchard Select products too. When I say “enjoyed”, I really mean that we enjoyed them! Yummy! Yummy! So much in fact that my 4 year old daughter asked if we could get some more of the yummy fruit sometime after she ate some Orchard Select Tropical Fruit. I didn’t catch it on video the first time around but I did ask her say it again for the camera. She did, shyly. What a good girl she is!

Win $25 in Del Monte Fruits and Vegetables (3 prizes) (Cl0sed)

Updated: 10-1-11 Winners Announced: Tara Oliver, Amy W, Katie

Del Monte is giving you the chance to win $25 in Del Monte Fruits and Vegetables to 3 winners! 

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Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on September 30, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random. I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions. Thank you to Del Monte who provided the product for review and giveaway.

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