Borden Milk: Giveaway

While my daughters tend to be picky eaters, I am so glad that I have had no problem getting them to drink milk.  We serve milk at breakfast, lunch and dinner (with the occasional chocolate milk, of course) and the girls just love it.  Recently, there has been a push to remove chocolate and other flavored milks from school menus.  But, a study encompassing 700 days and 58 elementary and secondary schools showed that when low fat chocolate milk was not available, kids avoided milk altogether and reached for a substitute.  The dramatic reduction (35% on average) of milk consumption in turn reduced the number of nutrients consumed by the kids.

Did you know that chocolate milk contains the same 9 essential nutrients as white milk?  Since my kids love their chocolate milk, I am happy to hear this!  Check out Borden’s website for other great facts about milk and what it can do for your little one’s growing body.


To encourage your family to drink more milk, Borden’s has generously donated this fabulous prize pack to one lucky reader:

Two months of free milk (via eight one- gallon coupons), 2 Borden T-Shirts, 2 Borden growth charts, 4 Borden cups, and 2 Borden grocery pads!!

How to enter:

1. Tell me one way you incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and Borden’s on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook.  On their wall, let Borden’s know you entered the Borden’s Milk giveaway at Experimental Mommy!

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on August 16th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Borden’s for supplying the product for review.


  1. Margaret Smith says:

    Mostly by example. Our kids see us eating healthy and they tend to eat they way too. We buy low fat milk and at meals, we all drink milk. As a treat, sometimes we also make chocolate milk, but either way, our kids love the taste of milk. We seldom have soda’s in our home and we limit juices to mornings only. So though the choices are limited, the choices are healthy ones.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  2. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    I follow you and Borden on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith) and posted on their wall.

  4. valancia says:

    I incorporate healthy habits into my life by always being aware that I should watch the trans and saturated fats and using olive oil for frying and drinking low fat milk along with fruit vegetables and legumes.


  5. valancia says:

    I’m Following you on Twitter id- skyxsky27 & Tweeted.

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  7. We try to spend time being active as often as possible.

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  10. Our whole family tries not to cook anything fried and get as much activities in as possible. Plus we always drink milk everyday. I sure hope I can finally win something, I am a follower on FB.

  11. One way I incorporate healthy habits into my lifestyle is to exercise daily by running. I have been doing this for decades.

  12. I always make sure we have lots of fruit around to eat.

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  17. I try to exercise 1 hour every day.

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  19. Being pregnant with my first baby I try and eat the most healthiest food and we try to buy local! fruit and veggies are my friend and MILK I love milk!

  20. email subscriber to your blog.

  21. Milk & Cheese… 2 things that I can’t really live without! (and have difficulty keeping in the house with my kids… ‘I’m hungry’… ‘I’ve got dinner on, just wait a few more minutes’… before I know what’s happening… their in the fridge grabbing a slice of cheese ‘to hold them over’… grrr

  22. rss subscriber (btw… 8 gallons wouldn’t even last 1 month here… but it sure would be VERY NICE lol)

  23. Tawnda M. is a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook.

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  26. Marcia Goss says:

    I try to drink more water, and I keep cheese and yogurt in the fridge for snacks.

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    Email subscriber.

  28. Marcia Goss says:

    I follow you and Borden’s on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.

  29. Denise S says:

    I try to eat lots of vegetables and walk every day.

  30. I try to watch how much salt that I use when I cook and use things like Mrs. Dash and pepper instead. Thanks!

  31. Linda Lansford says:

    I workout 6 days a week

  32. I’m drinking milk everyday!

  33. I’m following Elsie and you on Facebook

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  35. I’ve been buying whole grain bread instead of white like I used to. Thanks!

  36. getting the kids to cook and help plan meals together excites them about trying foods

  37. I incorporate healthy habits into my lifestyle by offering plenty of fruit and vegetables. We have our own garden.

  38. Elaine Lund says:

    I always have fresh fruit available on the counter in a basket.

  39. Elaine Lund says:

    I subscribe via email

  40. Elaine Lund says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  41. We don’t snack after dinner.

  42. Laura Collins says:

    I try to eat something from each food group.

  43. I follow you and Borden’s on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway:

  44. I’m an email subscriber. smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

  45. I follow you and Borden’s on Facebook and left a message on Borden’s Wall that I entered this giveaway.

  46. I do Wii fit and yoga..I try to find ways to add in more fruits and veggies and we do lots of outdoor stuff

  47. I am a subscriber

  48. I have your blog button.

  49. I have your button

  50. Cynthia R says:

    mostly snack on fruits and vegetables, don’t buy much chips or candy

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    blog subscriber

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  53. Cynthia R says:

    twitter follower of both, @carafferty and tweet

  54. Donna B. says:

    I trey to only bring healthy foods into the house – no junk in the house, no junk in my body (well, that’s the plan at least. LOL)

  55. Donna B. says:
  56. I have recently begun trying to include more fish and chicken into our daily menus. It takes some work to convince my husband that every meal doesn’t have to be based on red meat.
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  57. Following both on twitter @eswright18 and tweeted

  58. Joanna R says:

    i eat vegetables/fruits instead of potato chips

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    email subscriber

  60. We have cut way back on our fried foods and have started drinking more water. We also have started drinking milk with our dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. following both on twitter and tweeted

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  63. Mellissa C says:

    Instead of my family eating fries. I give them zuccini sticks or apple sticks or carrot sticks to munch on.

  64. I like both on facebook and posted on FB wall!!/elsiethecow?v=wall&story_fbid=468998440336&ref=mf

  65. Mellissa C says:

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  66. your button is on my sidebar

  67. We try to have lots of healthy choices for snacks. Lots of fresh fruits and yogurt.

  68. I try to make sure they eat home-cooked meals at the table with the family and never in front of the television with empty calories. And I never allow the kids to fill up on snacks before a meal. I noticed if you eat cooked meals you don’t snack on junk as often.

  69. Email Subscriber!

  70. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and Borden’s on Twitter and Tweeted this giveaway.

  71. I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook. I left a message on Borden’s wall.

  72. Gale Starnes says:

    I just make it a habit to offer my grandkids healthy snacks…and they love milk!

  73. Ruth Hill says:

    I go to the gym regularly and limit my sugar and calorie intake.

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    e-mail subscriber

  75. Ruth Hill says:

    like you and Borden on facebook. I also left the required comment on Borden’s wall.

  76. Milk…it does a bunny good!

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  78. I try to make sure I watch my sugar and salt intake daily.

  79. I make sure to get all of the food groups. AND I seriously drink at least 1 glass of milk each day.

  80. Richard T. says:

    Skim milk, minimal meat, lots of fruits & vegetables, low salt & sugar.

  81. already subscribed to blog

  82. Christine W says:

    I take Calcium tablets in the morning and at night to help stop my body from having bone loss. I lost 23% in one hip in one year. I also take Vitamin D tablets to go along with the Calcium. With six diagnosed auto immune diseases, I watch what medications I take and when I take them.

  83. Christine W says:

    I follow me (@BridgetteLA) and Borden’s on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway

  84. Christine W says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  85. Christine W says:

    I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook. I also left the comment requested on Borden’s sight.

  86. Heather Smith says:

    We make a big morning out of visiting the farmers market. My 2 toddlers now love fruits & veggies and you can hear my 3 y/o talk about what she is eating is healthy.

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  90. I incorporate healthy by buying lots of veggies and sneaking them in the dinners

  91. I subscribe to your blog

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  102. enter me thanks

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    We sneak in a lot of veggies on sandwiches – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, etc. Way less meat, and way more veggies makes for a healthier sandwich!

  105. sarah d. says:

    I try to do everything – eat, drink – in moderation. Try to get some physical activity in – walking, softball.

  106. Cynthia R says:
  107. We make our own home made cereal (granola) to avoid buying the sugar filled junk you buy at the store. It tastes awesome too!

  108. follow you both twitter and tweet

  109. subscribe rss

  110. I follow you and Borden on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted:

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    Just do a lot of walking.


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  157. I incorporate healthy habits by eating breakfast every morning…

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  164. We make sure to eat meatless as much as possible and take our dogs on daily walks. thanks

  165. Laura Collins says:

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    Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook.

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  175. ugh, for some reason the above tweet posted twice, there’s no way to comment it or edit it, so instead I’ll post 2 tweets here, so I don’t get “extra” credit for the duplicate. replacement for comment #210

    tweet for this comment (#211)

    😀 sorry about that!

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  192. We always make sure our meals are well balanced and try and keep the high sugar and high fat items out of the house.

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  200. Keeping fruit and veggies in the refrigerator for healthy snacking.

  201. Leslie Price says:

    I try to get in some enjoyable exercise every morning by walking two miles on the beach at sunrise.

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  221. we have fresh fruit available at all times for everybody to snack on

  222. follow you both on twitter and tweeted

  223. have your button

  224. subscriber under nick0166 (at) yahoo dot com

  225. Debbie C says:

    I grow some of our own vegetables which means we get fresh organic foods and I get some exercise.

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  231. I try to incorporate lots of fresh fruits and veggies into our meals and try to have the right amount of servings-meats, grains, dairy, etc… into my weekly planner to make sure my family is getting enough nutrients.

  232. like both on facebook Michele Pineda left comment on their wall

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  235. jennifer bowen says:

    well in my family we eat a lot of firts and vegies and do a lot of things that have to do with fit ness like walking and so on any way add me in thanks

  236. jennifer bowen says:

    i subcribe as well

  237. jennifer bowen says:

    oh just in case you need it heres my e-mail add ress also hers my blog

  238. We try to get in exercise when we can in our daily activities by walking and bike riding. We also get lots of nutrition into our meals by adding veggies, fruit and cheese.

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  240. Cynthia R says:
  241. We eat lots of veggies

  242. I subscribe to your blog

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  258. MaryBeth I says:

    eating a more balanced diet. Especially more veggies 🙂

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  261. One small thing I do is floss. My kids floss every day too. That way it should become habit for them and no cavities between teeth!

  262. I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

  263. I like both on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

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  270. katklaw777 says:

    Shades of childhood here…I remember Borden from when I was a kid!
    We are trying hard to eat and grow more organic fruits and veggies. At lest 2 with each meal.
    Neat giveaway, thanks.

  271. katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

  272. Cynthia R says:
  273. we drink milk daily!

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    We bicycle almost everywhere in the nice weather!

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  279. Rachel Higgs says:

    we walk several times a week. It is a great time to be together without having to deal with the rest of the world. It is a great time to talk

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  282. steven lewis says:

    I try to drink the equvialence of 2-glasse a day

  283. Lauralee Hensley says:

    One way we incorporate healthy habits into our lifestyle is going to the park and playing and running with the dogs we have.
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  285. Jennifer T. says:

    I try to keep lots of fresh fruit for our family to snack on.

  286. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  287. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m a facebook fan of The Not-So Blog and Borden under username Jennie Tilson.

  288. We incorporate a healthy lifestyle by either walking every night as a family or bike riding together

  289. I follow you and Borden on Twitter (@eyzofblu63) and tweeted

  290. I subscribe by email (

  291. I like you and Borden on Facebook (Nadine E Larsen) and left a message on Borden’s wall!/elsiethecow?v=wall&story_fbid=474819245336&ref=mf

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  293. Amanda S. says:

    We try to exercise as a family.

  294. Jennifer J says:

    We’ve promised to take the dogs on daily walks after dinner, weather permitting of course! Thanks!!

  295. We work out at least 3x a week…

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  297. Amy Delong says:

    we spend at least 60 mins a day doing something together outside

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    We get out and go to the park often and keep fruits around for snacking

  301. Susan Smith says:

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  303. kathy pease says:

    i try to eaat lots of fruits and veggies and go out walking after dinner

  304. kathy pease says:

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  306. susan smoaks says:

    i try to eat enough fiber each day

  307. Annemarie says:

    We take a walk every day!

  308. Annemarie says:

    I follow you and Borden’s on Twitter (annemariez3) and tweeted:

  309. Annemarie says:

    I subscribe via email.

  310. I incorporate healthy habits into my lifestyle by choose things that I enjoy and want to do so that I don’t have to force myself which works much better! I’m talking about doing physical activities you actually enjoy and eating foods you love!

  311. Annemarie says:

    I am a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Borden’s on Facebook. I wrote the message on Borden’s wall. (Annemarie Zito)

  312. I like to stock the fridge door with fruits and veggies!

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  315. I’m a fan of you and borden on facebook

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  316. To get more dairy and fruit in my diet, I make lots of healthy smoothies!

  317. I’m an email & feed subscriber

  318. I incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle by purchasing more healthy foods than unhealthy foods that way I don’t have to make a choice, healthy foods are my only options.

  319. Thanks for the giveaway…we serve low & no-fat milk at almost every family meal because it is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D !

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  320. Julie Jones says:

    With daily excersise.

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  323. Veronica Garrett says:

    We bicycle together.

  324. heather c says:

    We walk after dinner three times a week…sometimes with a 100 pound dog!

  325. I make homemade meals.

  326. last tweet – no whammies! 🙂