Yumbox Review & Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School will be on bookshelves in just 18 days. Maryann and I are stepping up our giveaways, to spread the word and excitement–in fact, we’d love you to help us! Over the next couple of weeks, we have some exciting products for you!

Today I am featuring Yumbox. A colorful, bento-style box with some excellent features.

Yumbox was sent to me by the founders, Maia and Daniela, and is inspired by the French priorities of maximizing food balance, variety, taste and nutrition.

I had to test out this attractive, sturdy lunch box!

Yumbox is designed with the child in mind—toddlers, preschoolers and young children will love this unique approach to eating lunch. No little lids to twist off or baggies to unzip, Yumbox has one solid lid that is easy for little (and big) fingers to unlatch. Even bigger kids (up to age 10 years) and adults can use a Yumbox!

Several features make Yumbox even more enticing:

Food balance: Each food well is assigned a specific food group, such as fruit, vegetable, and grains. This reminds you to keep a healthy balance to the meal by including all food groups. It even has a small well for dips or small treats.

Proper portions: Each food well is portioned at ½ cup, perfect for little kids, tweens and adults with smaller appetites. Yumbox is great as a snack container, too. Better yet, you’re more likely to get food portions right with this pre-portioned tray, which is a key element to healthy eating.

Teaching tool: Each food well is labeled with a picture of a food group, so that children can associate (and learn) which food goes with a particular food group and its serving size. No lectures or crash courses on nutrition—rather, just a natural association that occurs with time and experience.

Environmentally-friendly: Yumbox is BPA-free, phthalate-free and minimizes environment-unfriendly plastic baggies, saran wrap, and tin foil.

Mess-Free: Yumbox has a single lid that secures each food well, eliminating leaking and food spillage into the other wells. I know my kids would be grossed out if their yogurt leaked onto their sandwich!

Money-Saver: Think of the savings: no more baggies, plastic ware, containers, pre-packaged snacks and no waste because you’ll be packing the right amounts—and no over-feeding.

In honor of the Fearless Feeding book launch (April 22), I am giving away one Yumbox to one lucky reader! *This is Yumbox’s first giveaway, so let’s show them how excited we are about their product!

To enter:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Tell me why you’d like to win a Yumbox. Leave a comment below.
  2. Second Entry: Like Fearless Feeding on Facebook or sign up for the Fearless Feeding Times. Leave a comment here telling me you did.
  3. Third Entry: Like Yumbox on Facebook. Leave a comment below telling me you did.
  4. Fourth Entry: Like Just The Right Byte on Facebook. Leave a comment below.

*Yumbox sold out quickly when they launched—they’ll be back in April on Amazon.*

Check out Maryann’s blog, Raise Healthy Eaters–she’s giving away stuff too!

This giveaway ends on Friday, April 12th at midnight. You must be 18 years old to enter and live in the U.S. Winner will be selected by random.org.

*Disclosure: I am a Yumbox partner.

Comments

  1. IndianaAnna says

    I’d love to win a Yumbox. I pack lunch for my 6 and 10-year old boys every day and I haven’t found a bento-style box that really works well and is affordable. This one looks very intriguing.

  2. Shanna says

    I would love to win a Yum box to help encourage my recently picky 6yo to help me pack a healthy lunch for his school days.

    I was already a fan of Yumbox, and am now a fan of ‘Fearless Feeding’ & ‘Just The Right Byte’. Looking forward to checking them out!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. Sarah Franklin says

    I would love a Yumbox because it is everything in a lunchbox that I am looking for. I love that each compartment is sealed and that I can pack an entire lunch in one box in proper proportions and not worry about the wet items dogging the dry ones. I’m very excited about this product!
    I liked Yumbox on fb
    I liked Fearless Feeding on fb
    I liked Just the right byte on fb

    Thanks!

  4. Coral says

    I would like to win a Yumbox to cut down on the amount of containers I put into my sons lunch box. The Yumbox looks like fun to work with.:)

  5. beth says

    I want to win a Yumbox, because I have been searching for a better way to pack the kids lunch without having to stuff everything in and squeeze really hard to zip their bags shut!

  6. Jill B says

    Been waiting on these for so long.! Follow their blog and can’t wait.! So excited for your book, we have toddler twins and the book sounds so informing.! Thank you.!

  7. says

    I’ve been making bento style lunches for my daughter since she was 2, she’s nearly 5 now. I’ve always thought the presentation is part of the eating experience and I think this yumbox is really attractive and would be well-loved in our house.

    I’ve liked Fearless Feeding on Facebook.

    I’ve already liked Yumbox on Facebook.

  8. Kate Stinnett says

    I would LOVE to win a Yumbox! There is so much to love about this product and one of my favorites is the proper potion feature which insures that my little ones are receiving the proper daily nutrition. Also, I have liked Fearless Feeding and Just The Right Byte. I have liked and been a fan of Yumbox for a long time. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  9. Michele Bennett says

    Would so love to win a Yumbox. I have been waiting for over a month for them to back in stock. My son is starting kindergarten this year and I do not want him to eat the kinds of food that are served in the school system so being able to pack his lunch in something that will keep everything separated and fresh would be awesome!

  10. Krystina Gottschlich says

    Super excited about this giveaway. I am a busy mommy of a 5 and 2 year old and am always trying to create healthy meals for them. They have two grandparents with Type 2 diabetes and we are trying to teach our kiddos how, from the start, how to eat great. We have been fans of Yumbox on FB for awile and I have liked Fearless Feeding and Just the Right Byte on Facebook…the more info the better. LOL

  11. Meghan Morgan says

    I’d like to win bc my daughter loves her lunch to be presented like the yumbox. I liked all the above pages.

  12. Amber Graham Hernandez says

    I would love to win a Yumbox! I have two small children, ages 2 and 6 years and have just begun to pack bento style lunches in order to not only be more environmentally friendly but to inspire excitement in an otherwise boring lunch. My 6 yr. old saw the Yumbox and was so excited that there were pictures to tell you what kinds of foods need to be included! This is especially important for me as it will encourage him to eat his vegetables if there is a dedicated spot for them. I have “liked” all of the above mentioned Facebook pages. Thanks for the great opportunity!

  13. Danielle Woehr says

    I would like to win a Yumbox so that I can give my 17 month old fun, balanced meals wherever we are!

  14. WendyClee says

    I want to win a YUMBOX b/c they are a great product, help to teach kids portion control as well as healthy eating and are eco friendly. Love Love Love the YumBox

  15. Diana Pomeranz says

    My youngest, Shane, takes a large variety of foods to school each day. On average we have 4-5 different receptacles to clean. It would be great to have one receptacle for everything that continues to allow him to have a diverse and healthy diet.

  16. WendyClee says

    oh and already like YUMBOX on facebook,
    signed up for fearless feeding times and
    like Just the right byte on FB…..THX

  17. melissa montoya says

    My little Bella is 4 and needs to bring a lunch with 3 snacks a day and is more of a grazer as an eater so that yummybox would be perfect for the variety that she needs. I now work at WIC in massachusetts and have really been trying to change the eating habits of my whole family. My oldest is 17 and so for my two kiddos I would love to make up to them my failures in their nutrition. I love that yummybox idea. Thank you and I have liked yummybox on facebook and also fearless feeding and just the right byte..thank you for considering me. Melissa

  18. D Petras says

    I would love to win a Yumbox for my 5 year old who will be starting first grade next fall. He is excited to pack his lunch for school everyday. The Yumbox looks like an easy way for us to make fun and healthy lunch combinations.

  19. Michelle Lorick says

    I just started making lunch for my daughter to take to school. She gets so excited every morning to help me pack it. I think the Yumbox will get her even more excited and help to make this a permanent healthy habit.

  20. Wednesday Phillips says

    I would love to win one of these for my little girl!! I enjoy making bento style lunches for her, and this would be so helpful!!

  21. Jenny Pate says

    The reason I want a Yum box is for my 11 month old daughter. I want her growing up eating healthy and this would be a great tool for that.

  22. Magdalena T says

    With a picky eating kiddo starting preschool this coming fall, this Yumbox would be PERFECT for her to pack and take to school!

  23. Jen H. says

    My daughter will be starting school and I am so excited to pack her lunch for her. Winning this would be an awesome asset!

  24. Evelyn says

    I would love to win a Yumbox because it would be great to have a one lidded bento for my girls! We have lots of different small containers now!! Looking forward to the new book!!!

  25. Evelyn Beatty says

    I would like to have a Yumbox because I think the one lid will be easier fort girls! I have many bento boxes, but no Yumbox… Yet!

  26. Deena Letlow says

    Everything about Yumbox is awesome but I especially like the removable tray. This is perfect for my toddler. I plan to take meals for him with us for years to come.

  27. Jennifer Slay says

    The reason I would love this is because I believe it would help my son eat better at school if he had a variety of foods all together. It also looks cool. :-)

  28. Anna-Jo Petker says

    I really, really want one for my son!! He will be starting JK in September and I would love to be able to send him a healthy and nourishing lunch packed in a beautiful Yumbox!! My Jack is so fussy and it would make me feel better knowing that all of his favourite foods (berries, yogurt, cheese, etc) are packed in a convenient kit that he can access and enjoy!!
    Thank you for the opportunity!!

  29. Brooke says

    We pack lunch everyday and would love to try YumBox! I like that its compartmentalized – heaven forbid your grapes touch your turkey :). It’s a great idea to put ht food group pics on it too!

  30. Lori says

    I would love to win a yum box as currently I am using old lunchable containers to make my children’s lunches because I couldn’t find a bento box I liked. The yum box would be perfect! I know I tend to make my children much healthier lunches with variety when I use the lunchable containers, but I have been using the same ones for 9-months now and really need one that is supposed to be reused that many times!

  31. Sarah Denton says

    I love all the different compartments to give my kids lots of variety without it mixing together or having to have lots of different containers

  32. Tanya says

    I want to win a yumbox, so I can encourage my daycare children to eat healthy and to eat the right size portions! We go on field trips in the summer and the parents pack their lunch once a week. I think some of these parents have no clue what the food groups are! I would love to help educate them and their children with the yumbox

  33. Nancy says

    I would love a Yumbox , it is evironmentally healthy and encourages portion control.I bring my lunch to work and need help making good choices

  34. Kellie H says

    I’ve been searching for the right kind of lunchbox for my kids–one with no need for extra containers or plastic bags–so that I can send them better lunches to school. I finally found the Yumbox somewhere in my searches, but was so sad that it was out of stock to order. Really would love to win one to help my picky eater be better nourished at school.

    I have also liked Fearless Feeding, Yumbox, and Just the Right Byte on Facebook.

  35. Tracy says

    I would love to win a yum box because I have 4 children I pack for 5 days a week and I love all the compartments!

  36. Casey Roth says

    Hello! I liked Yumbox on Facebook a few weeks ago b/c I LOVE the concept and the product.

    Would love to win one b/c my son will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall and, thinking ahead to packing lunches, this would be perfect and make my job easier. He can be a picky kid so I love the idea of being able to give him several small portions of things I know he likes. So if he isn’t into one of them that day, he has other options at the ready.

    Would LOVE to win this!
    Thanks.
    Casey

  37. Shelley G says

    I’d LOVE to win a Yumbox! I have been waiting for them to get re-stocked again so I can purchase one. My 4-year old is the pickiest eater ever and refuses to open containers when I send them in his lunch. I despise making school lunches because i can’t seem to find anything that he likes. He hates everything except what I would consider ‘snack food’ (crackers, cheese chunks, yogurt, etc). This box would be perfect to send with him to school so he could get a variety of smaller portions of the things he likes all at once!

  38. Julie Ebdon says

    I have found that my 2 and 4 yr old LOVE eating bento style meals. They eat more, and best of all, they eat healthier. I would love to try this, and have a reminder what to pack.

  39. Julie Ebdon says

    Liked Fearless Feeding, Yumbox, and Just the Right Byte on FB. Looking forward to keeping updated.

  40. Priscilla Chang says

    I have did all &b would very much love to have one YumBox because it’s so useful for me to prepare bento for my boys to school. My youngest is allergic to a lot of staff such as eggs, milk, cheese etc & he can only eat food that prepared by me. To make him feel not so ‘special’ from others, I tried to make nice bento using nice bento box as well. & One of the lunch box that I very much like to own is Yum Box.

    Thanks

  41. Francesca Hirtle says

    I would use the YumBox to simplify my 8 year old’s lunch. I usually have to pack many small containers and I think creativity would run wild with lunch.

  42. Lacie Jorgensen says

    My 9 year old daughter has been diagnosed with failure to thrive and an eating disorder. Trying to find foods that she will eat and make mealtime fun has been a struggle for us the last few years. I found Yumbox a few weeks ago on Pinterest and am on the list to be notified as soon as they come back for sale. We would love to win one!!!

  43. Jennifer says

    My daughter will be starting a new day care this summer where I will have to supply her lunch. I have been researching various bento boxes appropriate for toddlers, and this one looks like the best by far! I love all of the features, and the fact that it teaches the child about nutrition. It is something that can grow with her.
    I liked all 3 pages on Facebook!

  44. says

    I’d LOVE a box because I have four kiddos, two in school….two who REALLY love it when I make them a cold lunch. That and I’m slightly addicted to nice, neat containers. :-)

  45. Dorinda says

    I’d love working with my two year old to fill up the box for lunches at the park or beach. I’m planning to homeschool and then we can work on his knowledge of food groups. :)

  46. Shawna says

    I think my first grader who takes her lunch almost every day would love this bento-type lunch box. So cute!

  47. Debbie says

    I’d love to win one for my daughter that will be starting 1st grade in the fall and needing to take lunch to school.

  48. Alexandra del Llano says

    I’d love to win a yumbox because my oldest daughter has had a different style bento box that I bought her a year ago that was quite expensive and she just lost it this week :( The same week I learned about yumbox…… it must be fate!! :)

  49. Kimberlee Lorenz says

    I would love to win a Yumbox for my preschooler son w/sensory processing disorder. Eating is a challenge for us, and Yumbox looks like fun. Additionally, he tries to be independent, but has been unable to open/manipulate other reusable lunch boxes, but the silicone-lined single lid looks like something he could easily handle. What a well-thought out product!

  50. Cara Dube says

    I already pack Bento style lunches for my daughter. If I won this I would begin to teach my son in prep for Pre-k 3 in the fall!

  51. says

    I would love to win one for my daughter who is 4 years old. I think it would be a great tool to help her be more independent during the day. I can put snacks in the box and then put it on the lower shelf of the fridge where my daughter can reach when she wants a snack.

  52. Genevieve says

    I’d love to win a yumbox for my daughter. She could bring her lunch to daycare and she would be the coolest kid there!

  53. Tanya Ensell says

    I would love to have the yumbox for my grandson…he just started preschool. My daughter is doing an awesome job with providing him with nutritious lunches. This will help to continue her endeavors. I liked fearlessfeeding and Just The Right Byte on Facebook. Had already liked yumbox….Great sites! :)

  54. Nicole W says

    My son has food allergies and is an extreemly picky eater on top of things he already cant eat. I would love a yumbox to help us both learn about proper nutrition and portions that he can have but be able to present it in a fun and cool way too!

  55. Linn says

    I want to win this because my son’s preschool teacher has complained about having too many things to open at lunch time, and proportion is something I struggle with… my son loves anything that appears to be a chip.. but we are trying to drive home that he needs to eat a variety of foods.

  56. Kat says

    I did all the other entries, too :) I’d love to win a yumbox because my daughter has had a rough year in school and has had to take a month away to get on medication and would LOVE to win this to make going back special

  57. Jordan says

    I would love to own a Yumbox because it would help me portion my son’s meals a little better so that I know he is getting what he needs in nutrition PLUS he doesn’t like thinks to touch when he eats so this will be perfect!

  58. Julie says

    I am really looking forward to reading Fearless Feeding.
    Today I signed up for Fearless Feeding times. Thank you for all the great resources!

  59. Meg says

    I have been struggling with raising a healthy eater in my 5 y/o daughter. i also have a 2 y/o son and 6 month old twins waiting in the wings. The Yumbox will really help us learn portion sizes. It will also help us with variety when she heads off to Kindergarden next year. Thanks.

  60. Samantha de Naray says

    I’d love to win a Yumbox so I can help my toddler eat healthy! He would also think it was a blast!

  61. kim says

    already liked yumbox which is how i found about this contest. thanks! looking forward to reading this blog.

  62. Jessica Tucker says

    Its the perfect serving size for my girls and such a fun way to get them to eat properly!!!!!!!!!

  63. Tarnya Carrier says

    I would absolutely love to win a yumbox for my daughter who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. This would be a perfect way to portion out her foods! What a great idea :)

    I was already a fan of Yumbox, and am now a fan of ‘Fearless Feeding’ & ‘Just The Right Byte’. Looking forward to checking them out!

  64. Rachel Holley says

    I would love to win a YumBox. I have been following them on Facebook and want to try them out for packing my 3 girls lunches.

  65. Becca H. says

    I am a new mom and would LOVE to win a YumBox! This would be so super helpful for not only my kids, but my hubby too ;)

  66. jamie says

    I would love a yumbox! I am currently on a weightloss journey, and this would be a great way to help portion control my own meals. I love the design that the food would stay in its own compartments, as I normally just toss my lunch in my purse! Also, as my daughter gets older, this would be great for her too!

    I am already a fan of Yumbox, and am now a fan of fearless feeding and just the right byte!

  67. Michelle C. says

    I would like to win a yumbox for my daughter who is 17. I think this is a fabulous product and it will help her to pack better portion sizes and have better eating habits.

    I was already a fan of Yumbox, and am now a fan of ‘Fearless Feeding’ & ‘Just The Right Byte’.

  68. Tracie P says

    I would love to win this for my son Peyton. He’s a picky eater and this would be a great tool to get him on the right track. I just liked all the pages you asked.

  69. Sheila says

    I’d love to win a Yumbox. I have been packing Bento lunches for 5 years now and love it. I’m always looking for new and exciting products to bento with. I have liked Fearless Feeding and Just the Right Byte on Facebook. I had already liked Yumbox on Facebook.

  70. Angela D. says

    I would love a Yumbox. As a working mom, it is easy for me to just throw the pre-packaged, processed food into my son’s lunchbox. with Yumbox, it will force me to lookat portions and make smarter decision.s

    I am alreday a fan of Just the right Byte, Yumbox, and Fearless Feeding on FB

  71. Monica says

    I would like to win a Yumbox because I have been looking at bento-style boxes for years but never found one I liked. I just found the Yumbox today and think I’ve found what I’m looking for.
    I Liked Fearless Feeding, Just The Right Byte, and Yumbox on Facebook.

  72. says

    I am of Japanese decent and always had Bento boxes growing up. I have yet to find one that I truly love that is easy for younger kids to use. I feel that some types of healthy meals are just simply easier with a bento style meal and you are not limited to forever making sandwiches for lunch. My children are all great eaters already and I think it is in large part due to the variety I offer them. I feel I have been more limited since my oldest went to school. I would love to be able to give them a similar experience I had with lunches growing up.

  73. melissa stacey says

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE YUMBOX FOR MY DAUGHTER. IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR HER TO BE ABLE TO BRING HEALTIER SNACKS ALL IN ONE EASY TO USE & CLEAN LUNCH BOX. i LOVE THE BENTO STYLE OF IT. I LIKED ALL THE PAGES & ALSO SIGNED UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER

  74. says

    I love the idea of a Yumbox! It would be nice to not have to be cleaning a gross cloth lunch bag all the time! And keeping the dips and yogurt separate is AWESOME!

  75. Christy S says

    I would love to win a Yumbox! I pack lunch daily for my husband and daughter, and next year will pack a lunch for my son, too. We try to pack healthy, delicious lunches in reusable containers. A Yumbox would certainly make this an easier job for us all!

  76. Danielle Finley says

    I’ve been on the search for the perfect lunch box for my 2 year old daughter. This one I believe fits all my requirements!!! :)

  77. Jerry Minamide says

    I’d love to try the Yummy Box! It makes eating for my toddler more fun (I can just see her carrying the box around for fun), and gives her more options for her ever-changing tastes.

  78. Jerry Minamide says

    I forgot to mention I liked yumbox on fb.
    I liked just the right byte on fb.
    I liked fearless feeding on fb.

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