Seventh Generation Back-to-School Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
September 23, 2010

I have used Seventh Generation products before and LOVE them!  Not only are they “green,” they effectively clean!  I was excited to work with Seventh Generation again in a Back-to-School Giveaway on The Mommy-Files. 

With nearly 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold and flu (CDC) and as many as 2.7 million bacterial found per square inch on common school surfaces (NSF International), it’s no wonder that 82 percent of parents with kids in grades K-5 fret about the germs in their children’s classrooms (according to a survey conducted by Seventh Generation).  This school year, Seventh Generation is sharing tips from best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene, to help parents protect their child’s health during back-to-school season.  Dr. Greene suggests taking the following precautions:

Optimize the immune system

– Reap the benefits of probiotics like those found in yogurt.  A recent study showed that children who received enough probiotics daily throughout the cold and flu season had a significant reduction in the number of illnesses they had and, when they did get sick, the symptoms were both milder and didn’t last as long.

– Be sure your child is getting plenty of vitamin D from the sun, from food, or from a supplement.

– Build a strong foundation.  Good food, good sleep, and good physical activity all help the immune system to flourish.

Be wise about reducing unnecessary exposures to harmful germs

– Teach children the key times to clean their hands in the classroom.  The most important times include after sneezing, coughing, or using the restroom, upon leaving “high-risk” places (recess, naptime, play stations) and before meals or snacks.

– Sixty percent of teachers surveyed said they request that parents donate disinfecting wipes to the classroom.  Seventh Generation’s disinfecting wipes kill 99.99% of germs naturally using the active ingredient thyme, a component of thyme oil which is derived from the herb thyme.

– Stress the importance of not touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

– Demonstrate to your children how to cover their mouth and nose for every cough and sneeze.  This simple maneuver has spectacular results in decreasing the spread of viruses and bacteria floating about the room, waiting to be inhaled.


I love Seventh Generation and was excited to participate in this “Back-to-School” kit review on The Mommy-Files.  Thank you so much to MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation for an amazing review and giveaway opportunity!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Seventh Generation “Back-to-School” kit that includes a Seventh Generation backpack, two canisters of Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes (one for home and one to donate to your child’s classroom), disinfecting multi-surface spray cleaner, facial tissue and paper towels!!!


– Share a tip on how you keep your kids clean and germ-free!


– Vote for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs (simply click on the button on the sidebar) – 1 ENTRY
– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
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– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES


– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, September 26th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

The Seventh Generation product, gift pack, and prize pack were provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

197 Responses to “Seventh Generation Back-to-School Giveaway”

  1. sandra says:

    i try to reinforce hand washing, especially after coming indoors or before eating

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  4. Jessi says:

    Soon as they come home from school we wash hands

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    I keep my kids healthy by teaching them how to cover their mouths and use a tissue instead of their sleeve.

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  13. johanna m says:

    I try to keep my son clean by washing his hands often

  14. I bring wipes wherever we go. So at McD’s, when she runs from the table to play area and back, I have a wipe handy to clean her hands in transition. I’ve also taught her to sneeze and cough into her elbow, rather than onto her hands.

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  29. Pat says:

    At our house we emphasize hand washing. Although it’s more difficult my husband and I remind them not to touch their eyes, noses and mouths.

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  31. Cory says:

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  32. sandy says:

    my older ones have wipes in lockers and take them in class- computer keyboards, etc and others have items for teachers and know wash hands…sneeze in arm, etc

  33. marci says:

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  42. Jen Harriman says:

    we have a bunch of baby wipes, always baby wiping. Maybe not a disinfectant but keeps em clean

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  48. Emma Parker says:

    I make them push doors open with their elbows.

  49. Alice says:

    Fortunately my kids don’t like sticky or dirty hands, so they are very vigilant about washing their hands and using hand sanitizer. But to get them in the habit I offered stickers as rewards and it worked real well!!!

  50. shawna says:

    Wash hands and sanitize!!

  51. Nicole C. says:

    I just stress that they need to wash their hands as often as possible.

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  56. Annette says:

    To keep the kids germ-free, we really stress handwashing. We sing songs to help us wash for the right amount of time.

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    I don’t have any kids yet, but I was my hands as soon as I walk in the door when I get home, from anywhere.

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    I make my kids wash there hands all the time. I also make sure they get the proper amount of sleep so that there bodies are strong enough to fight germs.


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  131. Jordan B says:

    I keep my kids clean and germ free (as much as possible) by encouraging hand washing and regular bathing as well as teaching them to clear up after themselves! 🙂

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  145. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we keep our kids clean and germ-free by having them remove their shoes first thing when they arrive home from school, and direct them to the nearest sink to wash their hands to knock down some of the virus & bacteria they may be harboring !

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    My daughter always has some hand sanitizer in her backpack in case she’s not near a sink!

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  165. katklaw777 says:

    We keep anti bacterial wipes everywhere…the car, the family room, their lockers at school and we wash hands a lot. thanks.

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